Bachelor of Arts
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Law
From finance to social work to government, there is an increasing demand for professionals with legal training in a wide variety of fields. The Bachelor of Arts in Law degree – a first-of-its-kind program available exclusively at the University of Arizona – provides training in critical skills that increase employability across multiple professions. It will teach you to "think like a lawyer" when solving problems and to make clear, logical arguments.
You will receive a core legal education taught by top law school professors in areas such as contracts, criminal and civil procedure, property, torts, and administrative law. Launch your career early with a legal internship, or qualify for an accelerated path to law school. This program offers many opportunities for networking, mentorship, interdisciplinary study, and specializing in a particular area of study or double major to pair with law.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Law will build core skills, including:
- analysis of complex ideas
- composing legal or policy briefs and papers
- Critical thinking
- evaluating data
- high-level research and writing
- persuasion and presentation
The BA in Law curriculum prepares you for a wide variety of careers, both directly with the legal profession and in the many fields involving law, regulation, negotiation, advocacy and risk management.
Although many BA in Law students go on to law school and a career as a lawyer, many other career paths are available. In addition to the careers found in the outcomes explorer below, typical careers that BA in Law graduates pursue include (but are not limited to):
- Legislative and regulatory affairs analysts
- Human resources representatives
- Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers
- Public relations officers
- Non-governmental organization and nonprofit advocates
- Foreign service officers and related personnel legal translators
- Anti-money laundering analysts
- Contract administrators
- Tribal affairs specialists
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The BA in Law offers a rare opportunity for undergraduates to pursue rigorous legal training. Graduate Amanda Higby shares details about the program and what it is like to be a part-time student while working full time.