3400 Law and Society

Program Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Law and Society
  2. Pre-Law Allied Field
  3. Criminology Allied Field

This program emphasizes the social sciences and humanities perspectives of the law. Drawing on the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, English, philosophy, psychology, criminal justice, and business law, the Law and Society area of concentration offers the student a broad liberal but non-professional background in law. It is a viable option for pre-law students. For students interested in the program, please contact faculty adviser, Dr. Robert Howard, at 404/413-6163 or polrhh@langate.gsu.edu.

Program Admission

A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required in order to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance, 418 General Classroom Building, 404/413-5000. Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies section 3030.30 of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Courses used to fulfill the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses for each B.I.S. program will not count towards the rules of Area G — no more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) from a single discipline — nor of Area H — no more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

B.I.S. with a Concentration in Law and Society

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major

  1. Required Course (3)
  2. Required Course (3)
  3. Students must complete level 1002 of a language.
  4. Phil 1010 Critical Thinking (2) is required if not taken in Area B.
  5. Select additional courses to complete 18 hours:

Area G: Area of Concentration — Law and Society (33)

No more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)
  2. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)
  3. Required Courses (6)
  4. Select two courses (6):
  5. Select five additional courses (15) — no more than 12 hours from a single discipline:

Area H: Allied Fields

No more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline. Students may choose either Pre-Law or Criminology as the allied field.

Criminology

  1. Select five courses (15):

Pre-Law

  1. Required Course (3)
  2. Required Course (3)
  3. Select three courses (9)

Area J: Electives

Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation.