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The Bachelor of Arts in Law is offered through the collaboration of the James E. Rogers College of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.  Designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training in varied career fields, the BA in Law offers rigorous training for high-performing undergraduates with an interest in law. Students will receive instruction from College of Law faculty in key foundational areas of the law, such as property, contracts, torts, administrative law, and criminal and civil procedure.  The curriculum will provide training in critical skills that are marketable across professions, such as the ability to "think like a lawyer" in solving problems and make clearly written and logical arguments. Elective courses will allow students to focus on areas of potential interest as wide-ranging as Native American law, business law, immigration law, criminal law, family law, health law, international law, employment law, and environmental law.On graduation, students will be well-equipped for direct employment in an increasing number of jobs where legal training is an advantage, or to pursue further legal education.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 or 108 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
MATH 109C or 112 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
POL 201: American National Government 3
SGPP 300B: Politics, Policy, and Governance: The U.S. and the World (Part B) 4
Tier II General Education 3
POL 202, 203, 204, or 206 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
SGPP 300A: Politics, Policy and Governance: The U.S. and the World 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Minor Course 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
LAW 404: The American Public Law System 3
LAW 402A: American Common Law System I 3
Elective (UD or LD) 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
LAW 402B: The American Common Law System II 3
LAW 401: Procedure 3
Law Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
7th Semester
Law Elective 3
Law Elective 3
Elective (UD or LD) 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
8th Semester
Law Elective 3
Law Elective 3
Elective (UD or LD) 3
Elective (UD or LD) 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

Potential Career Areas

  • Editorial/Media
  • Government
  • Advocacy
  • Consulting and advising
  • Infrastructure protectio
  • Research
  • Information and data analysis
  • Customs and border security
  • Citizenship and immigration services

Sample Employers

  • Legal firms
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Intelligence agencies
  • International nonprofit advocacy organizations
  • Corporations
  • Broadcast companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Auditor $26,000 - $24,000
Civil Rights Advocate $25,000 - $45,000
Claims Advisor/Adjustor $33,900 - $57,410
Compliance Officer $42,025 - $67,660
Congressional Staffer $30,000 - $150,000
Consumer Safety Officer $25,000 - $40,000
Contracts Administrator $32,770 - $113,150
Environmental Impact Analyst $34,000 - $95,000
Ethics Officer $37,800 - $145,600
Financial Advisor $32,280 - $67,520
Foreign Affairs Officer $50,856 - $76,717
Jury Consultant /an hour $100 - $500
Legal Correspondent $18,300 - $71,220
Ombudsperson/Neutral $30,000 - $100,000
Paralegal $30,000 - $65,000
Patient Advocate $24,000 - $55,000
Trade Policy Analyst $30,000 - $93,000