Legal Studies

Major: Legal Studies
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9199

About the Program

Law is pervasive in all aspects of business and life. The major in legal studies provides Drexel University students with the ability to recognize the influence of the law, understand its application and make informed and intelligent decisions regarding the course of action to take.

Although the major in legal studies will benefit those interested in pursuing a career in law, it is not intended solely for students aspiring to attend law school. This major enhances any business student's perspective on the impact of legal issues within their respective professions.

Students will learn the basics of various areas of the law and the legal environment of business and will learn to identify the factual situation in which to apply that law. They will be able to analyze the facts, determine which aspects of the law are pertinent, apply that to those facts, and draw a conclusion. Clarity of thought, reasoning and expression (both oral and written) are additional results of this process.

Emphasis is on critical thinking as a tool for problem solving, so that whatever the discipline, students will be able to identify and prevent possible problems or seek proper and timely assistance for critical decision making.
For more information about the program, contact the Department of Legal Studies.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Twelve (12.0) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives18.0
Total Credits180.0

 

Legal Studies Major Degree Requirements
Select eight of the following:32.0
Business Law II
Law of Business Organizations
Real Estate
Labor Law
Government Regulation and Business
International Business Law
Criminal Law
Entrepreneurial Law
White Collar Crime
Legal Issues in Corporate Governance
Employment Law
Intellectual Property and Cyber Law
Total Credits32.0


Sample Plan of Study

 

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
General education elective3.0
Society and culture elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
Select one of the following3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 6
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
ENGL 200 Through ENGL 399 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
Science elective3.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
General education elective3.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Fine arts elective 3.0
Free electives4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
Business Legal Studies (BLAW) Course4.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
General studies electives3.0
General studies electives3.0
Free electives 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 180.0

 

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Minor in Legal Studies 

Requirements

  • No more than 2 courses or 8.0 credits required by a student’s major may be counted towards this minor.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned for each course in this minor for it to be counted.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students should check the pre-requisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites.
  • Business administration, business & engineering and economic students may complete any of the business minors, including: accounting, economics, finance, international economics, management information systems, marketing, business analytics, organizational management, technology innovation management, and operations & supply chain management. 
  • Cannot do a major and a minor in the same field of study. 

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible. Call 215.895.2110 to set up an appointment.

Requirements
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
Select five of the following:20.0
Business Law II
Law of Business Organizations
Real Estate
Labor Law
Government Regulation and Business
International Business Law
Criminal Law
Entrepreneurial Law
White Collar Crime
Legal Issues in Corporate Governance
Employment Law
Intellectual Property and Cyber Law
Total Credits24.0

Legal Studies Faculty

Roger D. Collons, JD, PhD (George Washington University; Georgia State University) Department of Legal Studies. Professor. Patent law, preservation of wealth.
Richard P. Freedman, JD, LLM (Temple University) Head of the Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Taxation, corporate and business matters, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and elder law.
Andrew Genetta, JD (Cleveland-Marshall College of Law). Associate Clinical Professor.
Rosalie S. Kreider, JD (Villanova University) Department of Legal Studies. Clinical Professor. Business law, international business law.
Neal Orkin, JD (Temple University) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Intellectual property rights of employed inventors and authors; labor relations.
Natalie Pedersen, JD (Harvard University) Department of Legal Studies. Assistant Professor. American law, contract law, labor and employment law.
Steven R. Sher, JD (Georgetown University Law Center) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Business law, product liability, negligence, medical malpractice.
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