Bachelor of Arts


#7Best Online Bachelor's
Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $560
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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.

The curriculum for this program includes:

LAW 451: Introduction to Public International Law
LAW 454: Environmental Law and Policy
POL 309: The Judicial Process
POL 470: Constitutional Law: Federalism
LAW 401: Procedure
Law 453: Immigration Law and Policy


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
  • Mediators
  • Educators
  • 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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