department of political science

Law and American Civilization

The Law and American Civilization program introduces undergraduates to the American legal system. Students will receive intensive training in analytical reasoning and critical thinking, and gain the knowledge necessary to participate as active citizens in a nation devoted to the rule of law.


Students will have the opportunity to engage in internships, which are available through local law firms and the Maryland District and Circuit Courts. In addition, students may find placements in Office of the Public Defender, in the Victim/Witness Program, Baltimore County Circuit Court, the Consumer Affairs Division of the Maryland State Attorney General’s Office, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Public Justice Center.

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in Law and American Civilization may plan to attend law school after graduating from college. They may also choose to apply to graduate school in one of the disciplines of the program, or they may enter the work force in government, business and industry, or politics.

Students not contemplating law or graduate school are encouraged to major in the program if their primary academic interest in college is to learn more about the American legal system.



Caroline Rodriguez

Caroline Rodriguez majored in law and American civilization at Towson. She interned at the Office of the Attorney General for the state of Maryland in the Consumer Protection Division. Read more.



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