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Albers School of Business and Economics

Business and Law Major

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The Business and Law Major is designed for students who intend to go to Law School and also want to have a background in business. The combination of these two disciplines opens up a wide variety of job opportunities, from corporate law to in-house counsel to running your own law firm and more. This selective program offers a Business and Law degree in six years. 

Why Seattle University?

Both the Albers School of Business and Economics and the School of Law are nationally ranked. The faculty of both schools are highly respected in their fields and known for excellence in the classroom. They are invested in the success of their students, meeting with them for individual and group sessions outside of class, coaching them, and encouraging them to take on new challenges.

Both the business and law schools at Seattle University have well-regarded career centers that are available to help students achieve their professional goals. Opportunities for mock interviews, resume reviews, and internships, among many other support services, are offered.

What Jobs Do Business and Law Graduates Have?

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Private Practice Attorney
  • Employment Law Attorney
  • Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Attorneys in Government Service at the Local, State, and Federal Level
  • Leadership Roles in Businesses, Nonprofits, and Academic Organizations

How Do I Apply for the Business and Law Major?

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.