A knowledge of business is highly desirable as a foundation for the study of law. Thorough knowledge of the principles and processes of an economic organization is essential to the proper understanding and application of legal principles. A knowledge of accounting is also helpful in connection with tax work.

General Prelegal Requirements

The Creighton University School of Law will consider for admission applicants who have completed at least three-fourths of the college work required for the bachelor’s degree in the Heider College of Business. Ninety-six semester hours are three-fourths of the total required for a degree from the Heider College of Business.

There are no specifically required prelegal subjects; but not more than 10 percent of the college credits presented may be in non-theory courses such as basic military science, hygiene, domestic arts, physical education, or similar courses.

In considering applicants for admission, consideration is given to the results of the Law School Admission Test, the applicant’s college record, and other pertinent information.

Combined Business Administration-Law (3-3) Program

Business students may receive both the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the Prelaw Business major and the degree of Juris Doctor at the end of the fourth and sixth years respectively, subject to the following requirements:

Students following the B.S.B.A./J.D. program will be considered candidates for the B.S.B.A. degree following the completion of the first year in law; i.e., the fourth year of the program. Such candidates for the B.S.B.A. must file an application for degree with the University Registrar by February 15 for the degree to be conferred in May.

The student must complete 32 credit hours, with at least a “C” average, in the first full year of the Creighton University School of Law, and the student must have completed at least 48 undergraduate hours at Creighton University.

3/3 Program Sample Plan of Study

Freshman
FallCredits
Contemporary Composition  3
RSP 103An Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life 1
Mathematical Reasoning  3-4
The Christian Tradition  3
PSY 201Introductory Psychology 3
Critical Issues in Human Inquiry  3
COM 101Digital Communication Lab 1
 Term Credits17-18
Spring
Understanding Natural Science  2-3
ACC 201Introduction To Financial Accounting 3
Global Perspectives in History  3
MTH 201Applied Mathematics 3
Philosophical Ideas  3
ECO 203Introductory Microeconomics 3
 Term Credits17-18
Sophomore
Fall
ACC 202Introduction To Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 229Statistical Analysis 4
ECO 205Introductory Macroeconomics 3
The Biblical Tradition  3
BUS 201Legal Environment of Business 3
 Term Credits16
Spring
BIA 253Management Information Systems 3
Ethics  3
Literature  3
Non-restrictive Elective  6
MKT 319Principles of Marketing 3
 Term Credits18
Junior
Fall
BUS 356Business Ethics 3
FIN 301Managerial Finance 3
MGT 301Managerial Process And Organizational Behavior 3
COM 314
   or ENG 251
Managerial Communication
   or Advanced Composition
3
Non-restricted elective  1-3
 Term Credits13-15
Spring
BUS 471Strategic Management 3
MGT 385Production And Operations Management 3
Global Business Class  3
Business Elective  3
Business Elective  3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits: 96-100

B.S.B.A., J.D., M.B.A.—Seven-Year Program

Qualified students who want to earn three degrees (B.S.B.A., J.D., and M.B.A.) within a seven-year period can do it by following the 3-3 program described above and in the seventh year enrolling in the M.B.A. program. These programs provide an excellent preparation for employment in either the private or public sector of the economy.