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Law and Public Policy Pathway

If you’re passionate about serving the greater good, these majors will prepare you for government, law, criminal justice and related fields.


Find your niche — in the classroom and beyond. We’ll help you find your passion and build skills for your career. These are just a few of the resources you’ll have access to at WVU that will prepare you life after WVU. Explore majors related to this pathway.


Personalize your curriculum with classes related to your interests and career goals.

  • ECON 441: Public Economics
  • FIS 406: Court Testimony
  • GEOG 425: Urban and Regional Planning
  • HIST 210: Modern Military History
  • POLS 302: Intelligence Analysis Methods
  • POLS 313: American Constitutional Law
  • POLS 363: International Law
  • POLS 365: Foreign Policy Decision-Making
  • PUBH 334: Emergency Preparedness for Public Health
  • SOCA 433: Inside Out Prison Exchange

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Portrait of Shaniya Jasper


Gateway to advocacy

Shaniya Jasper
Women's and Gender Studies

Shaniyah first became interested in women’s and gender studies in high school because she wanted to work with and for women’s rights. She aspires to practice law and be an active advocate for marginalized individuals.

“My major is preparing me for this because I am more understanding of intersectionality and inclusivity, which is important in any type of work. Women’s and Gender Studies is a gateway to advocacy, which is why I matched my major with the law and legal studies minor.”

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