Law in Society

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

The Law in Society program explores the intimate relationship between law and contemporary societies. The program allows students to study this relationship from an interdisciplinary perspective that may include the philosophic, historic, political, economic and sociological foundations of law. The Law in Society program is a superb preparation for graduate study in the humanities and social sciences, as well as for professional studies including law, public administration, policing, social work, and business.

The Law in Society program is available as a minor, double major or joint honours option as part of a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Why Law in Society at UNB?

The interdepartmental and inter-faculty structure of the UNB Law in Society program provides students with unique opportunity to explore a diversity of topics and perspectives in the interfacing of law, policy, justice, and social order from a range of perspectives with the flexibility of tailoring the program towards students’ interests. 

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Critical reading and writing
  • Analytical skills
  • Multidisciplinary understandings of current social issues
  • Ability to situate current events in broader context – seeing the “big picture” 

More info

For more information, see the Law in Society program.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ANTH 3284: Rules, Social Order, and Conflict
  • HIST 4851: Law and War
  • PSYC 3343: The Psychology of Crime
  • SOCI 3634: Violence Against Women


  • Legislative Assistant
  • Social Development Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Social Worker (requires further education)
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher in Advocacy or Non-Governmental Organizations