Legal Administration Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

The Business of Law

The Legal Administration concentration introduces students to the U.S. justice system so that they have knowledge of legal procedures and terminology. Legal administrators oversee the business operations of law offices or legal departments within companies and government agencies.

Students learn how to perform case research and manage administrative and technical aspects of a law office. Careers in legal administration require varied levels of education and experience, and different law firms may have different requirements based on their expectations for a particular position.

The Legal Administration concentration is only available within the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree program. The Legal Administration concentration is not approved by the American Bar Association and not intended to prepare students as paralegals. For a pathway to a rewarding career as a paralegal, please see our 2 degree pathways: BA & BS in Legal Studies.

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BAS Only

This concentration is only available within the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Legal Office Manager
  • Legal Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant for In-House Counsel
  • Staff Coordinator
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Legal Administration Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

The following is a list of approved programs:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Professional Studies
  • Office Assistant
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
  • General Business
  • Law Office Management
  • Paralegal
  • Social Science

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • PLG 340 - Law Office Technology and Management
  • Select PLG Electives: 15 hours (must be at the 300 level or above).

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Legal Administration Concentration: 121 Semester Hours