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Albers School of Business and Economics

Business and Law Major

This selective program offers a Business and Law degree in six years. Freshman students apply for the BABA, major in Business and Law at the same time as they are applying to Seattle University. Students who are selected for this program are guaranteed admission to Seattle University Law School by meeting the median LSAT score and GPA of the previous entering class after completing three years in the Albers School of Business and Economics. Although not guaranteed admission to the School of Law, students with less than the target medians will still be considered for admission to the program. Students must also demonstrate appropriate temperament and character for success in the legal profession. Participants in the program must have a high-school GPA of 3.5 and maintain a 3.5 throughout their 3 year UG experience. To be considered, they must also have a minimum SAT math score of 620 or ACT math score of at least 27. In addition, they must apply to the law school by December of their Junior year with adequate LSAT scores. 

For consideration of admittance to the BABA major in Business and Law, first read the program information carefully. When you are ready to apply, complete the Common Application and select “Business and Law” as your intended major. The Common Application will allow you to submit a statement of interest (500 words or less) describing why the Business and Law program fits with your academic and career plans, as well as why you think you will be a good fit. In addition to submitting your Common Application, please review the additional general admissions materials required to complete your application.

From Seattle University's 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.

The BABA, major in Business and Law degree is conferred upon successful completion of the first year of study at the Seattle University School of Law. At that point, they will have completed 180 credits (30 semester credits during their senior year are taken in the Law School). The Law degree is conferred upon successful completion of the final two years of the School of Law curriculum.

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

55 credits, including:

Module I

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities 5
UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

Module II

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

Module III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

II. Albers Business Foundation Requirements

82 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAD 1000 Albers Essentials of Business Integration
(must be taken first quarter)
ACCT 2300 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 2310   Principles of Accounting II 5
BCOM 2800 Business Communication 5
ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
ECON 3100 Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
IS 3150 Introduction to Information Systems 5
FINC 3400 Business Finance 5
MKTG 3500 Introduction to Marketing 5
OPER 3600 Manufacturing and Service Operations 5
BLAW 3700 Business and International Law 5
MGMT 3000 Principles of Management 5
MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy 5
Choose one of the following two courses: 5
INBU 3200 Global Environment of Business  
ECON 3130 Global and Domestic Macroeconomics  
Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
MATH 1334 Calculus I  

EXCEL Requirement

All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as a requirement for graduation.

For details, see the Excel Certification page.

III. Major Requirements

The following courses are taken through the Seattle University School of Law (credits are per semester):

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
CONT 100 Contracts 3
TORT 100 Torts 2
CRIM 100 Criminal Law 4
WRIT 100  Legal Writing I 2
CONT 105 Contracts 3
PROP 100 Property 4
TORT 105 Torts 3
WRIT 200 Legal Writing II 2
  Elective 3

Note: *Major requirements in the Albers School of Business and Economics must earn a C- grade or better.

Undergraduate Majors