The Law and Public Policy concentration offers students a framework for understanding the legal underpinnings of public policy and the opportunity to study and critically analyze state, federal, and international legal issues and the institutions in which legal decisions are made. The concentration offers a strong undergraduate preparation for entry into advanced degree programs in law and public policy, as well as professional careers in public policy, public service, private institutions, and political organizations. Pre-law advising is regularly available for government majors in any concentration who plan to apply to law school.

Pathway for BA Students

Year 1

Fall
First Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Experience Core Requirement: CAS-101
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: GVT-110
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement: GVT-115

Spring
First Year Writing II
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 2

Fall
Modern Language Core Requirement I
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
GVT-224
GVT-245

Spring
Modern Language Core Requirement II
GVT-201
GVT-225
GVT Elective

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
GVT-501
Elective
Elective

Spring
STE Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement
GVT-345
GVT Elective

Pathway for BS Students

Year 1

Fall
First Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
First-Year Experience Core Requirement: CAS-101
Human Behavior & Societies Core Requirement: GVT-110
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives Core Requirement: GVT-115

Spring
First Year Writing II
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 2

Fall
Studies in Literature Core Requirement
Social & Intellectual History Core Requirement
GVT-224
GVT-245

Spring
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Quantitative Analysis Core Requirement: GVT-201
GVT-225
GVT Elective

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
STE Core Requirement
VPATH Core Requirement
GVT-501
Elective
Elective

Spring
STE Core Requirement
GVT-345
GVT Elective
Elective