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 BSBA/JD program will be considered candidates for the BSBA degree following the completion of the first year in law; i.e., the fourth year of the program. Such candidates for the BSBA 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
|RSP 103||An Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life||1|
|The Christian Tradition||3|
|PSY 201||Introductory Psychology||3|
|Critical Issues in Human Inquiry||3|
|COM 101||Digital Communication Lab||1|
|Understanding Natural Science||2-3|
|ACC 201||Introduction To Financial Accounting||3|
|Global Perspectives in History||3|
|MTH 201||Applied Mathematics||3|
|ECO 203||Introductory Microeconomics||3|
|ACC 202||Introduction To Managerial Accounting||3|
|BUS 229||Statistical Analysis||4|
|ECO 205||Introductory Macroeconomics||3|
|The Biblical Tradition||3|
|BUS 201||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BIA 253||Management Information Systems||3|
|MKT 319||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 356||Business Ethics||3|
|FIN 301||Managerial Finance||3|
|MGT 301||Managerial Process And Organizational Behavior||3|
or ENG 251
|Managerial Communication |
or Advanced Composition
|BUS 471||Strategic Management||3|
|MGT 385||Production And Operations Management||3|
|Global Business Class||3|
BSBA, JD, MBA—Seven-Year Program
Qualified students who want to earn three degrees (BSBA, JD, and MBA) within a seven-year period can do it by following the 3-3 program described above and in the seventh year enrolling in the MBA program. These programs provide an excellent preparation for employment in either the private or public sector of the economy.