College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2018-2019

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.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and use salient legal concepts and analytical method to evaluate current public policies, political actors’ behavior, societal events, and institutional arrangements within a diverse world.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of a variety of significant analytical approaches used in legal studies and the legal experience.
  • Analyze, synthesize and evaluate the interconnectedness and interdependence of the legal experience.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the discussion to policy and “real world” applications.
  • Critically reflect upon the nature and consequences of diversity (e.g. race, gender, class, ethnicity, religion, culture, nation), and develop an understanding of how this diversity both alters and is altered in the legal world.


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.

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