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Assurance of Learning: B.A. in Jurisprudence

Mission Statement: The mission of the Jurisprudence major is to engage students in a multi-disciplinary examination of law and the role it plays in society, and to prepare them for law school, other graduate study, and professional success in a variety of law-related fields. The curriculum of this selective undergraduate program emphasizes philosophical, historical, and political perspectives on the law and the skills of critical reading, effective research, analytical thinking, and persuasive writing and oral communication. The program encourages students to become lifelong learners and to pursue civic engagement.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the B.A. in Jurisprudence program, students will be able to:

  • apply ethical principles to legal and related social issues;
  • construct coherent and persuasive arguments about legal, ethical, and related social issues using appropriate methods and sources;
  • evaluate law and its role in society in terms of ideas and conceptual frameworks from the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, political science and history.