The Law and Public Policy concentration offers students a framework for understanding the legal underpinnings of public policy and the opportunity to study and critically analyze state, federal, and international legal issues and the institutions in which legal decisions are made. The concentration offers a strong undergraduate preparation for entry into advanced degree programs in law and public policy, as well as professional careers in public policy, public service, private institutions, and political organizations. Pre-law advising is regularly available for government majors in any concentration who plan to apply to law school.

Pathway for BA Students

Year 1

Fall
First Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
GVT-110
GVT-115

Spring
First Year Writing II
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 2

Fall
GVT-201
GVT-224
Literature Core Requirement
Language Core Requirement 1

Spring
GVT-225
GVT-245
Language Core Requirement 2
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
GVT-345
GVT-501
STE Core Requirement
Elective
Elective

Spring
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives GVT Elective 1
GVT Elective 2
Humanities/VPATH Core Requirement
STE Core Requirement

Summer
Elective
Elective

Pathway for BS Students

Year 1

Fall
First Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
GVT-110
GVT-115

Spring
First Year Writing II
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Math Core Requirement
GVT-120

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 2

Fall
GVT-224
Quantitative Reasoning Core Requirement: GVT-201
Literature Core Requirement
Humanities Core Requirement

Spring
GVT-225
GVT-245
Language Requirement
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement

Summer
Elective
Elective
Elective

Year 3

Fall
GVT-345
GVT-501
STE Core Requirement
Elective
Elective

Spring
Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives GVT Elective 1
GVT Elective 2
VPATH Core Requirement
STE Core Requirement

Summer
Elective
Elective