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Bachelor of Science in Law, Policy, and Political Science

The BS in Law, Policy and Political Science—one degree with many options

Whether your interest is in pursuing legal studies, shaping public policy, exploring the inner workings of government, managing campaigns, or preparing for graduate-level study, WilmU’s comprehensive bachelor’s degree in law, policy and political science program has options for you.


Customize your degree through concentrations and certificates

Choose from three concentrations, Legal Studies 1, Government and Public Policy, or Political Science, to align your degree with your specific career goals and interests. Further customize your studies by using elective courses to complete a Dual-Credit Certificate in a related field.

The six-course Pre-Law Minor 2 is perfect for students who aspire to attend law school after completing their undergraduate studies. Highly-qualified local attorneys teach relevant skills that are critical to success.

Accelerate into the Masters of Science in Management with Public Administration concentration by incorporating two graduate-level courses into your BS in Law, Policy and Political Science.

Hands-On Learning Builds Your Resumé

Each concentration of the BS in Law, Policy and Political Science features 42 credits of practical coursework specific to the chosen field of study. Through internships and cooperative learning experiences with respected local firms and organizations, you’ll put theory into practice, honing your skills and building your resumé while expanding your professional network.

Express Admission to Delaware Law School!

WilmU graduates from any degree program who meet specified academic criteria will be admitted to the Widener University Delaware Law School to complete a Juris Doctor degree program. WilmU students admitted to Delaware Law School will also be awarded an annual scholarship. Terms and conditions to be outlined at the time of acceptance.

 

1 Please note: Legal Studies students must take a minimum of 9 credits of legal specialty courses through traditional, face-to-face or synchronous classroom instruction.

 

2 The Legal Studies concentration of the BS in Law, Policy and Political Science and WilmU's Post-Bachelor's Paralegal certificate are ABA-approved. However, the Pre-Law Minor is not an ABA-approved program.

The BS in Law, Policy, and Political Science program at Wilmington University is Middle States Accredited Wilmington University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Tel: (215) 662-5606, Fax: 215-662-5501, msche.org

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Choose from 3 Specialized Law, Policy, and Political Science Concentrations

  • Legal Studies (ABA Approved Concentration)
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Political Science
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40 courses, 120 total credits.
Finish your Law, Policy, and Political Science bachelor’s degree faster by transferring credits.

$1,143 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Law, Policy, and Political Science degree.

Career and industry outlook for
BS in Law, Policy, and Political Science graduates.

Your BS in Law, Policy, and Political Science degree prepares you for a rewarding career.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC

Job Growth in Related Fields

Paralegal, 15%

Government Employee, 7%

Attorney, 8%


The Law, Policy and Political Science bachelor’s degree, with a choice of a concentration in Legal Studies, Government and Public Policy, or Political Science, offers a student-focused curriculum, provides expanded professional opportunity, academic excellence, and an investment in our graduate’s future. — Nicole Ballenger, JD, Program Chair
Nicole Ballenger, JD, Program Chair testimonial Wilmington University

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