Law & Government

Law and Government is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the nature and function of law as it exists in communities. Law operates at all levels (local, national and global). The phrase “government of laws” gives enormous significance to the legal sys tem of the United States. These laws are a product of both the political processes and cultural norms of a society. This Law and Government program is drawn primarily from Political Science, with some Sociology courses, and one in Ethics. Elective choices within this major are as noted. Those students who are thinking of future careers as lawyers, in law enforcement, or other legal professions should consider this option as their major.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:
Law & Government Concentration

Sample Four Year Degree Completion Plan

First Year

Fall Spring
RC 101 * RC 101 (linked course) *
EN 105 (or EN 100 if needed) * EN 106 (Pre-req: EN 105 if needed) *
LG 201 (Core Social Science 1 & Major) * Core Religious Studies *
Core Philosophy * SO 335 *
PO 210 MA 210 (or MA 096/MA 100 if needed) *
  PO 230

Second Year

Fall Spring
PO 211 PO 212
PO 351 PO 324
ID 304 (Core Ethical Reasoning) * Core History *
EN (Core Literature) * Core Expressive Art *
Core Natural Science 1 * Core Natural Science 2 *

Third Year

Fall Spring
PO 315 PO 313
ID 413 PO 311
PO 310 PO 306
Core Social Science 2 * Core Capstone Experience (1 Credit) *
Core or General Elective or Minor * Core or General Elective or Minor *
  Core or General Elective or Minor *
  Core or General Elective or Minor *
  Core or General Elective or Minor *

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
PO 403 or ID 413 LG 406 L/G Seminar or Justice Seminar
Core or General Elective or Minor * Core or General Elective or Minor *
Core or General Elective or Minor * Core or General Elective or Minor *
Core or General Elective or Minor * Core or General Elective or Minor *
  Core or General Elective or Minor *

* The courses identified by asterisk (*) represent college-wide Core Requirements.

Courses Business & Social Science Pathway

Contact Information


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e politicalscience@regiscollege.edu

Dean's Office


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