The major in business administration with a concentration in legal studies prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need for a productive business career or successful legal study.
In an increasingly complex business world and regulatory environment, business people need more than a passing acquaintance with the law and legal issues. Study law with a grounding in business fundamentals — including accounting, marketing, management — to appreciate how legal issues affect business decision making. In addition, the legal studies program contributes to your critical thinking, communication and leadership skills development.
An undergraduate business degree in legal studies focuses on applied business and decision-making. A student need not major in legal studies to be qualified for law school; nevertheless, the legal studies concentration will provide you with the necessary tools for a career in business or law school success.
Students are offered courses covering fundamental business law topics such as contracts, torts, and crime as well as cutting-edge legal issues in cyber law, employment law, and estate planning. The legal studies concentration also allows students to tailor a curriculum that prepares them for many business and law-related careers and activities including regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and investigation, risk management, real estate, government, court systems and legislation, conflict management and much more.
Business administration is a screened major. Students are admitted to the business administration major (BUAD) only after successfully completing a set of required courses with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in those courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. See all admission requirements.
View degree requirements and course descriptions for the business administration major with the legal studies concentration in the Undergraduate Catalog.
See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find the four-year plan that corresponds with your catalog year on the advising forms page.