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Program coordinator: Holloway Sparks
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program in Law and Society offers students 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.
Students have flexibility to craft a degree program that fits their interests and goals. Students will complete courses in at least 3 disciplines and may apply up to 6 hours of internship credit toward their degree. Law and Society students typically take courses in Political Science, History, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Economics, Philosophy, Sociology, Speech Communication, and related fields.
Career paths for Law and Society majors include:
- victim advocate
- paralegal or legal assistant
- legislative assistant
- public affairs officer
Students may enroll in a concentration upon admission to Georgia State University. Students who wish to change their major to this degree program should select a concentration in consultation with their academic advisor and the faculty coordinator. A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required.
Students who enroll in a concentration will be required to submit a course plan checklist to demonstrate their understanding of the degree requirements. It is highly recommended that students develop a course of study with their specific faculty coordinator before taking coursework in the degree program to avoid taking courses that will not count towards graduation.
Academic Advisement for Undergraduate Students
Academic advisement for undergraduate students is provided through the University Advisement Center (freshman through junior status/fewer than 90 hours) and the college’s Office of Academic Assistance (senior status/90 or more hours). See Office of Academic Assistance for additional information.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts students should also consult regularly with the faculty program coordinator for the specific program regarding course selection, program plans, experiential learning, and other academic opportunities.
Graduation with Distinction in the Major
This unit offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the undergraduate director for the specific criteria for this honor.