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What Can I Do With A Degree In Law and Society?

Become A United States Postal Inspector

What is a U.S. Postal Inspector?

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U.S. Postal Inspectors investigate criminal allegations or incidents involving the sending or receiving of mail using the United States Postal Service. Postal inspector’s serves as the primary investigative law enforcement unit for the United States Postal Service and have broad ranging authority to conduct interviews with suspects and witnesses, perform analysis on mail deliveries or receipts to uncover criminal wrongdoing, and work with other federal, state, and local agencies to solve criminal cases.

US Postal Inspectors are involved with the Department of Homeland Security and may be involved in tasks related to counterterrorism. The broad range of jurisdictional authority makes the inspector one of the more prestigious federal agent.

What Employers Look For

Many employers look for universal skills such as communication, cultural awareness, customer-centered focus, ability to problem-solve, and build working relationships. To be marketable in today’s work force, persons should strengthen their abilities be flexible while adapting to change in a technology based, highly diverse, and rapidly changing globalized society. Skills such as resilience, problem solving and adaptability are valuable at work as well as in life.

How Law And Society Enhances Career Development

The Law and Society program provides students with essential preparation for successful law-related careers and responsible citizenship.  Academic excellence is achieved through a student-centered learning environment combining theoretical knowledge and practical application. Students are exposed to social science research on law and law-breaking behaviors; develop the ability to think creatively and critically about human behavior; societal understandings of normality and deviance; and systemic problems in the American legal system and law enforcement. 

How Sociology Prepares Students For A Career As A U.S. Postal Inspector

Students majoring in Law and Society are required to complete 33-34 credit hours of coursework in specified Sociology courses.

The degree focus consist of fifteen (15) required credit hours of coursework designed to build a foundation in sociological inquiry and quantitative methods, and nine (9) credit hours of Law and Process courses, and nine hours of sociology electives.

Targeted coursework for a career as a US Postal Inspector include

  • SOC 220 Social Problems
  • SOC 324 Criminology
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 402 Sociological Theory
  • SOC 326 Social Conflict and Criminal Justice
  • SOC 352 Drug, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 411 Social Inequality
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 426 Social Deviance and Control