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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Business Prelaw Major (B.B.A.)


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Major code BB6120

College of Business
Copeland Hall 401
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2060
www.cob.ohio.edu

Sheree Lucas, contact person
lucass@ohio.edu

Program Overview

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 must complete the requirements for the business prelaw major in conjunction with the requirements for one of the other BBA majors, which include accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management and strategic leadership, management information systems, and marketing or in conjunction with the requirements for the Bachelor of Sport Management major.

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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Change of Program Policy

The College of Business allows limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

External Transfer Admission

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

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.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The business prelaw major requires a minimum of 120 hours. You must also complete the business prelaw co-major in conjunction with the requirements for one of the other BBA majors, which include accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management and strategic leadership, management information systems, and marketing or in conjunction with the requirements for the Bachelor of Sport Management major.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

Business Prelaw Program Requirements


Complete 4 courses from the following. At least one of the four must be a business law (BUSL) class. Students pursuing a business prelaw major must also complete a second major.

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Introductory Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Business Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement


Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component


You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component


Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Internship Requirement


Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

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