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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Business Prelaw Major (B.B.A.)

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