College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2017-2018

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Law and Society, Minor


What Can I Do with a Minor in Law and Society?

This minor is useful to those students considering a pre-law program, but it also would be useful for this considering careers in public service, non-profit organizations, and social advocacy groups.

University Requirements

University Requirements
  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Major GPA 2.75
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge Base in Law and Society.  Students should demonstrate fundamental acquisition and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings in law based on social science research. 
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking. Students will develop scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills with broad approaches from the social sciences.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility.  Students will develop an appreciation for social problems, ethical responsibility in the approach to presenting alternatives solutions.
  • Effective Writing and Oral Communication Skills. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills that are appropriate for a larger public.  
  • Professional Development. Students will emerge from the major with abilities that sharpen their readiness for law school and will understand the expectations of working effectively within the American legal culture.


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

Campus Availability

Go to mobile site