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How long will it take?

Most full-time students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students can enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.

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Law and Society, B.I.S.

Holloway Sparks, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Department of Political Science
hsparks@gsu.edu

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) program in Law and Society provides students an opportunity to acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge about the law from social science and humanities perspectives.

The degree is an excellent choice for pre-law students.

Law and Society students typically take courses in the following fields:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication
Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) Programs

For more information about B.I.S. programs such as Law and Society, go to the Interdisciplinary Major page.

The Law and Society program offers students flexibility to craft a degree program that fits their interests and goals. Students will complete courses in at least three disciplines, and may apply up to 6 hours of internship credit toward their degree.

Students should work closely with an advisor to ensure that their course selections keep them on track for graduation.

For more details, visit the course catalog.

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Graduates will acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge about the law from social science and humanities perspectives.

Description

Careers

Career paths for Law and Society majors include:

  • lawyer
  • judge
  • mediator
  • victim advocate
  • paralegal or legal assistant
  • politician
  • legislative assistant
  • public affairs officer
  • journalist
  • educator

Contacts

Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Political Science
Holloway Sparks, Ph.D.
hsparks@gsu.edu

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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