Law and Society

College of Liberal Arts

Law and society is a sociology major emphasizing concepts, theories, and research methods as applied to the study of law and law-related structures and processes. Coursework encompasses a variety of areas including deviant behavior, juvenile delinquency, the role of law in society, family law, and the sociology of police. These areas of study are intertwined with other crucial sociological concerns such inequality, power, social organization, social psychology, social change, race, gender, culture, and communication.

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Public Service or Social Sciences

Careers in Law and Society
  • Attorney
  • Public policy/public administration
  • Law enforcement (local, state, or federal)
  • Nonprofit agency work
  • Probation officer
  • Business (various)
  • Graduate school
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