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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Law, Policy, and Political Science

The B.S. 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 has options for you.

Customize Your Degree Through Concentrations and Certificates.

Choose from three concentrations, Legal Studies 1 , Government and Public Policy, and Political Science, to align your degree with your specific career goals and interests.

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.

Throught Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™, you can use elective courses in this bachelor’s degree program to complete a related Dual-Credit Certificate ® while you earn your degree or accelerate into your next degree by incorporating master's level coursework—at no extra tuition cost. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

You might consider an accelerated pathway into the Master of Science in Management with Public Administration concentration by incorporating two graduate-level courses into your B.S. in Law, Policy and Political Science.

Hands-On Learning Builds Your Resumé

Each concentration of the B.S. 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 Legal Studies students must take a minimum of 18 credits of legal specialty courses, 9 credits of which must be earned through traditional, face-to-face or remote synchronous instruction. The 18 credits may be satisfied with a combination of transfer courses and courses taken at Wilmington University.


2 The Legal Studies concentration of the B.S. 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.


Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

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
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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.

$1,197 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
B.S. in Law, Policy, and Political Science graduates.

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

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC



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, J.D., Program Chair
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