Minor Area of Specialization in Business Law (People & Society)

The Business Law minor is flexible, permitting students to augment their studies with an appreciation of the role of law and ethics in global citizenship as well as in the student’s chosen corporate, creative, scientific, academic, professional, or personal endeavors. Non-Business students pursue the minor in Business Law by officially declaring the minor at their home school or college and by completing the coursework identified below.  Interested students, before declaring the minor, should consult with an academic advisor in the School or College of their degree/major to determine if the minor in Business Law is acceptable.  If so, neither advice nor consent from either the Office of Undergraduate Business Education or the Business Law Department is necessary. 

Curriculum Requirements

Non-Business Students 

The 12-credit-hour minor in Business Law for non-business students consists of the following (all courses must be completed within the current pre-requisite structure):

Required Course
BUS 202Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business3
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:9
Corporate Law
Legal and Social Aspects of Business Regulation
Introduction to Corporate Sustainability
Legal Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
The Law of Financial Transactions
International Business Law
Employment and Labor Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Entrepreneurship
Business and Society (new course)
Health Care Law and Ethics
The Law of Risk
The Art and Science of Corporate Compliance (new course)
Special Topics in Business Law
Special Topics in Business Law
Total Credit Hours12

 NOTE:  All specific coursework for the minor in Business Law must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.