By majoring in Law and Policy, you will learn to think analytically about both law and public policy. Our coursework links with the challenges facing policy makers and social activists in Tacoma, Washington State, the U.S., and the world.
Majoring in Law and Policy is a good start for students interested in a range of different careers related to government, law, and politics, such as:
Public policy analysis and management
Local, state and federal government
Law and legal administration
Many Law and Policy majors continue on to graduate programs in law, policy studies, public policy, politics, public administration, management, education, and community advocacy. Read more about our alumni here.
Law and Policy Degree Requirements
Note: Law and Policy majors cannot minor in Law and Policy or Politics.
Toward the end of their studies, all Law and Policy students engage in a capstone class. You must complete the below seminar for your final five (5) credits in this major. This course will be your culminating work for your major and illustrate that you have met the student learning objectives.
Toward the end of their studies, all Law and Policy students engage in a capstone class. As a Law and Policy student, you also have the option of graduating with honors, which requires a second capstone class. This route is especially recommended for students expecting to enter graduate school.
Almost all colleges offer courses that can be applied toward your Law and Policy degree. Below you will see a list of equivalent courses at select community colleges. An advisor at your institution should be able to help you, or contact UW Tacoma's Law and Policy advisor, Heather Hucks.
Courses that will fulfill specific requirements in the Law & Policy major