Business Economics with a 3+3 Track to Law (BS)


Departmental Admission Requirements

Students* must have:

  1. Earned a 2.8 cumulative GPA (Students with an established UofL GPA may not include grades for coursework at another institution in consideration for admission); and
  2. Completion of MATH 111 College Algebra - QR (or equivalent) or completion of MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR

A 3.5 GPA is recommended by the School of Law (see below).

*Students who are currently enrolled in the College of Business as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are permitted to change to Bachelor of Science in Business Economics major as long as they are in good academic standing.

Admission to Law School

Admission to the 3+3 track does not guarantee admission to the law school. Students seeking admission to law school must complete a law school application and satisfy all of Brandeis’ admissions requirements, including its median GPA and LSAT expectations.

The law school requires that students seeking admission through the 3+3 program have completed three years of undergraduate course work, including transfer credit and credit earned in summer. It is recommended that students planning to pursue this track have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

For more information on Brandeis and its admissions requirements, please contact the Brandeis School of Law Office of Admissions.  A visit to the law school and an opportunity to observe a class can be arranged.  

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR 2,33
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 4
BUS 201Career Development1
BSTA 201Business Statistics 53
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Minimum Total Hours26

Program/Major Requirements

Economics Breadth
ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 475Senior Economics Seminar - CUE3
Electives in Economics15
General Electives - 300+ Level12
Minimum Total Hours36

Law School Courses

Law School Courses30
Torts I
Torts II
Contracts I
Contracts II
Property I
Property II
Civil Procedure I
Criminal Law
Lawyering Skills I
Lawyering Skills II
Minimum Total Hours30

College/School Requirements include six hours of the General Education (3 hours Quantitative Reasoning and 3 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences).  General Education Oral Communication courses (COMM 111, COMM 112 or HON 214) are not program requirements, but are required as prerequisite for BUS 301.


MATH 205 or MATH 180 must be taken as a required math course for all Economic majors. Their prerequisite(s) may be used as Arts and Sciences elective(s).


Completes Quantitative Reasoning General Education.


Completes 3 hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences.


The following also will meet the statistics requirement:  MATH 109, PSYC 301, SOC 301, CJ 326

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Diversity 1 AHD1 (not PHIL) 3
Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 3
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
Cardinal Core Natural Sciences lecture + lab 4
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BSTA 201 Business Statistics 3
Year 2
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
BUS 201 Career Development 1
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Cardinal Core Natural Sciences lecture (2nd discipline) 3
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
PHIL 222 Contemporary Moral Problems - AH 3
Cardinal Core SBHD2 History + Diversity 2 3
One ECON elective 3
Year 3
Three ECON electives 9
Two general or ECON electives 6
Three general or ECON electives 9
ECON 475 Senior Economics Seminar - CUE 3
General elective 3
Year 4
LAW 802 Torts I 3
LAW 804 Contracts I 3
LAW 806 Property I 3
LAW 810 Criminal Law 3
LAW 811 Lawyering Skills I 3
LAW 803 Torts II 3
LAW 805 Contracts II 3
LAW 807 Property II 3
LAW 808 Civil Procedure I 3
LAW 812 Lawyering Skills II 3
 Minimum Total Hours123

The Flight Plan outlined above is intended to demonstrate one possible path to completing the degree within four years.  Course selection and placement within the program may vary depending on course offerings and schedule, elective preferences, and other factors (study abroad, internship availability, etc.). Please consult your advisor for additional information about building a flight plan that works for you.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan, and which requirements are still outstanding. Degree audits also take transfer credits and test credits into account. "What-if" reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

Flight Planner
The Flight Planner tool is available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan to graduation.  Advisors have access to review your Flight Planner and can help you adjust it to ensure you remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.

To create these reports:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Select the appropriate report.
    1. To run a Degree Audit report, click on "View my Degree Audit."
    2. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."
    3. To run a Flight Planner report, click on "Use My Flight Planner."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, create a What-if report, or run a Flight Planner report.