Explore the role of law through undergraduate programs and courses taught by renowned faculty at a nationally top-ranked law school.

Law affects everyone, and aspiring leaders can broaden their education by learning the legal concepts that shape our society. Undergraduate students at the University of Southern California can choose to major or minor in legal studies.

Changing the World Begins with Learning the Law

  • Expand your career possibilities and anchor your passions with a foundational understanding of the U.S. legal system
  • Study at one of the nation’s premier law schools
  • Learn from leading law experts and scholars

Undergraduate Law Opportunities

USC Gould School of Law offers a legal studies bachelor’s degree, minor programs and progressive and accelerated degrees — in addition to student organizations and standalone law courses.


BS in Legal Studies

Gain an-depth understanding of the legal system in this major designed for future leaders. Choose from four tracks to specialize your studies.

Minor Programs

Complement your major with one of four minors, ranging from technology to social justice.

Progressive Degree Programs

Earn your master’s degree with a reduced number of units while earning your undergraduate degree.

3+3 JD Program

Fast-track your career and earn your your bachelor’s degree and JD in this accelerated program.

The Undergraduate

Law Advantage

Explore the people, resources and opportunities that set our program apart.


Learn from the nation’s top legal minds and expert law practitioners — the same faculty who teach in our top-rated JD and master’s degree programs.

Undergraduate Law Courses

USC Gould School of Law's undergraduate courses meet a variety of graduation requirements.

Admissions & Financial Aid

We welcome undergraduate applicants who are entering as first-year, transfer, international and DACA students, as well as current USC students who are in good academic standing.

Student Organizations

USC Gould provides leadership, guidance and support to undergraduate student organizations across campus that are affiliated with and approved by the Office of Undergraduate Law.

Connect with Us

Our student ambassadors and student services advisor are available to answer any of your questions about undergraduate student life at Gould and USC. Learn more about them and view their contact information below. 


Tim Migliaro

Student Ambassador
Tim is a 3rd year majoring in Psychology with a minor in Legal Studies. His area of interest is in Healthcare Law, specifically in the biotech industry and the changing scientific technology and laws surrounding it. This past summer, he worked for Northwell Health, New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer. Tim is involved on campus with organizations such as USC Make a Wish, the Chi Phi Fraternity, the Trojan Review and the Just Dance Club. In his free time, Tim likes to travel, especially to U.S. National Parks and has visited 21 parks. He also enjoys going to the beach and hiking around the Los Angeles area.

Kathy Thach

Student Ambassador

Kathy is a 2nd year majoring in Law, History, and Culture with a minor in Legal Studies. Her areas of interest are in the legal regulations of the right to vote and participation in the electoral process, alongside "big-data" analytical campaign techniques. This past summer, she was a Youth Civic Engagement Fellow with Arizona AANHPI For Equity Coalition, and she is currently an Elections Fellow with the Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. Kathy is involved on campus with organizations such as the Joint Educational Project, Society of Women in Law, and The Sack of Troy. As a native Arizonan, being in Los Angeles is a nice break from the heat and she loves exploring the beaches of LA and going on hikes in her free time!


Celina Gomez

Student Services Advisor

Learn more about the undergraduate legal studies programs at USC by scheduling an advising appointment with Celina, or email her at [email protected] .


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