General Business: Pre-Law, BSBA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)3
or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)7
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
MATH 2103Business Calculus (A) 13
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S) 1,23
MKTG 3213Marketing (S) 1,23
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Business Freshman Seminar
BADM 1111Business First Year Seminar1
Career Planning for Business Success
BADM 2111Career Planning for Business Success 11
Professional Development for Business Development
BADM 3111Professional Development for Business Success 11
Hours Subtotal3
Major Requirements
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in these 69 hours
Common Body 2
ACCT 2003Survey of Accounting3
BADM 3113Interpersonal Skills 13
ECON 2003Microeconomic Principles for Business3
EEE 2023Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
FIN 3113Finance3
LSB 3213Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business3
MGMT 4513Strategic Management3
MSIS 2103Business Data Science Technologies3
MSIS 3223Principles of Data Analytics3
General Business Major Requirements
A GPA of 2.00 is required in these 42 hours
21 of these 42 hours must be in residence at OSU
Select 12 hours upper-division SSB electives12
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
or BCOM 3443 Business Communication for International Students
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
BCOM 3223Oral Communication3
or SPCH 3723 Business and Professional Communication
Select 3 upper-division hours from five of the following seven areas: ACCT, ECON, EEE, FIN, MGMT, MKTG, MSIS15
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Law of Commercial Transactions and Debtor-Creditor Relationships
Law and Entrepreneurship
Law of Business Organizations
Employment Law (D)
Law of Real Property
Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions (I)
Hospitality Law and Ethics
Courts and Judicial Process (S)
U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Constitution: Separation of Powers
Hours Subtotal69
Select 8 hours8
May be selected from any upper- or lower-division area except activity courses in LEIS and PE and lower-division AERO and MLSC. Twelve credit hours earned in advanced AERO and MLSC, exclusive of credit earned for summer camp, may be included in the 120 hours.
Hours Subtotal8
Total Hours120

3+3 Law Program

With approval from the advisor and department head, a maximum of 30 hours from an accredited doctoral law program may be substituted for the following classes:

Select 6 hours of electives6
LSB 3213Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business3
Select 3 hours of BCOM3
Select 9 hours from LSB/POLS list9
Select 9 hours of upper division business9
Total Hours30

Other Requirements

  1. A minimum of 50 percent of the business hours required for a degree must be in residence at OSU.
  2. Forty-five hours of upper division courses required.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 and 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2025.