Walden University

Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Public Administration - Law and Legal Studies

In the Law and Legal Studies concentration, you will have the opportunity to examine the structure and processes of the law and how it relates to your personal and professional worlds. You can gain a solid foundation that can prepare you for law school or other exciting areas in the legal field within law firms, state and federal courts, and corporate compliance offices. Throughout this program, you will: Focus on the concepts and processes related to criminal law, including criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making. Examine major criminal law violations and the differences between de-criminalization and legalization. Explore debates surrounding key social issues, including immigration, abortion, intellectual property, and the separation of church and state. Learn how civil law is relevant to human resource managers, healthcare professionals, and public administrators. Take the opportunity to gain crucial 21st-century skills and transform your passion for politics, public service, and societal change into a rewarding career. This program will help empower you to navigate successfully among government, private, and nonprofit sectors. You can gain a deep understanding of political theory, as well as the tools and skills necessary to identify issues and effect positive change in your organization and your community. Your degree can also build a foundation for graduate study, including law.

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