Combine a solid foundation in business with a law degree for a powerful start to your career. Both the Albers School of Business and Economics and the School of Law at Seattle University are nationally ranked. Both schools employ faculty who are highly respected in their fields and are known for excellence in the classroom. They are dedicated in helping students succeed academically and professionally.
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.
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.
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.
Please note, merit scholarships awarded at the time of admission to undergraduate programs, including 3+3 programs, can only be applied towards undergraduate coursework. Students are not able to apply undergraduate scholarships towards graduate coursework regardless of whether they have completed their initial bachelor's degree.