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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Business Prelaw Major (B.B.A.)

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Major code BB6120

While law schools do not prescribe any rigid undergraduate curriculum, a substantial number of prelaw students choose one of the business fields of study as their major for the baccalaureate degree. You might wish to combine the business prelaw major with one of the other majors in the College of Business if the profession of law is your ultimate career goal.

The business prelaw major recognizes the business and economic emphasis of the practice of law and also provides the breadth of training and philosophical background that is conducive to success in law school.

Program Requirements

You must complete the requirements for the business prelaw major in conjunction with the requirements for one of the other business majors, which include accounting, business economics, finance, general business, management and strategic leadership, management information systems, and marketing.

Major courses required of all business prelaw majors

In addition to following the requirements of one of the other majors in the College of Business, you must complete 16 hours at the 300-400 level.

  • Four hours in business law beyond BUSL 356

Complete 8 hours from the following:

(You may request from your advisor written permission to substitute a course different from those listed below.) With your advisor’s approval, you should select additional courses in nonbusiness fields (especially American government, American and English history, English, philosophy, communication studies) and in business fields, such as finance.

College of Business law faculty is prepared to assist prelaw students in a number of ways

  1. Several faculty members give extensive time to counseling students regarding selection of courses, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), law school application procedures, and other matters of importance to prelegal education.
  2. LSAT and Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) information is available from the prelaw advisor.
  3. The department maintains ties with the Criminal Justice program administered by University College.
  4. The department maintains ties with faculty and staff at various law schools in the country.

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