Undergraduate Business Programs

Legal Studies students gather in a classroom

Legal Studies

While the natural assumption is that students in a legal studies program plan to go on to law school after graduation, and many do, a background in the law and legal systems benefits graduates interested in all areas of business.

Why Major in Legal Studies?

Legal studies graduates go on to careers in real estate, law enforcement, hospital administration, business consulting, government affairs and financial management.

The recommended plan of study includes classes in communications, economics, finance, international business and critical reasoning, in addition to legal studies.

Note: All students take BLAW 201 as one of the required courses for a business administration degree and as a prerequisite for the Legal Studies concentration courses.

Students in a legal studies major can also get experience in different aspects and details of law, which can help students’ prepare for real-world challenges.

Undergraduate Legal Studies Degree Options

BS in Business Administration (Legal Studies Major)

Students studying legal studies will receive a BS in Business Administration with a Legal Studies major. The Legal Studies Major concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

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BS / MBA Dual Degree (Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies /Masters in Business Administration)

LeBow’s BS/MBA program provides academically qualified students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA with five years of study. This dual degree requires admittance separate from the Drexel LeBow School of Business.

Minor in Legal Studies

A minor in legal studies can be a great supplement to a wide range of degrees. The Legal Studies Minor concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

All interested students should meet with an advisor. Make an appointment by calling the Undergraduate Advising Office at 215.895.2110.

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Legal Studies News

Despite an unsuccessful attempt to fund production of their yoga pants via Kickstarter, LeBow students Ashley Revay and Erin Moffitt say they will forge ahead and find a way to bring their product to market.
LeBow seniors Ashley Revay and Erin Moffitt are turning recycled plastic bottles into colorful athletic wear.
Neal Orkin, JD., assistant professor of legal studies at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, had an opinion piece titled “American Innovation Doesn’t Pay” published in the Philadelph