BA in Legal Studies, Business Law

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies with a Business Law concentration

This degree program is well-suited for students seeking a wide variety of business law-related careers, including those in employment law, intellectual property, and business transactions. 

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies with a Business Law concentration explores the many facets of the legal system and the careers that support it, preparing you for the business world or law school. Enjoy courses developed by industry leaders and taught by practitioner-faculty with real-life insight and experience.

As a student, you will:

  • Experience a hands-on education and develop a strong foundation for law school.
  • Focus on employment law and transactional law.
  • Explore law-related careers in regulatory compliance, paralegal and intellectual property.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Active Military?

Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Major Core Requirements (33 credits)

CJCU 460 White Collar Crime 3
LEST 300 Foundations of Law 3
LEST 302 Legal Research and Writing 3
LEST 304 Constitutional Governance 3
LEST 322 Contracts 3
LEST 324 Interviewing, Negotiation, and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 3
LEST 306 Business Organizations 3
LEST 320 Torts 3
LEST 402 Litigation and Trial Advocacy 3
LEST 462 Ethics in a Legal Environment 3
LEST 495 Legal Studies Capstone 3

Electives (12 credits)

Students choose four approved elective courses or may select from the concentrations below.

Select four courses from the following approved electives:

CJCU 418 Victim Advocacy 3
CJCU 436 Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences 3
COMU 315 Intercultural Communication 3
SOWK 391 Youth at Risk 3
LEST 416 Contemporary Legal Issues 3
LEST 418 Electronic Discovery and Legal Technology 3
LEST 420 Law Practice Management 3
LEST 499 Independent Study 3
LEST 492 Experiential Learning (Legal Studies Internship) 3

or one of the concentrations below

Concentration (12 credits)

Paralegal Profession Concentration

LEST 418 Electronic Discovery and Legal Technology 3
LEST 416 Contemporary Legal Issues 3
LEST 420 Law Practice Management 3
Select one course from:

CJCU 418, CJCU 436, COMU 315, LEST 410, LEST 412, LEST 414,

LEST 499, LBSU 492, SOWK 391
3

Business Law Concentration

LEST 410 Employment Law 3
LEST 412 Intellectual Property 3
LEST 414 Transactional Law 3
Select one course from:

CJCU 418, CJCU 436, COMU 315, LEST 416, LEST 418, LEST 420,

LEST 499, LBSU 492, SOWK 391

3
Total Credits 45

Minor in Legal Studies

Requirements (18 credits)

LEST 300 Foundations of Law 3
LEST 303 Legal Research and Writing 3
LEST 304 Constitutional Governance 3
LEST 324 Interviewing, Negotiation, and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 3
LEST 402 Litigation and Trial Advocacy 3
LEST 462 Ethics in a Legal Environment 3
Total Credits 18
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