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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Business and Law Major

Business and Law

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Meet the high demand of employers who need professionals to develop business solutions from legal and interdisciplinary perspectives. Many jobs need knowledge of both business and legal concepts without having the requirement to attend law school. Solve critical challenges and impact the future of business by knowing the best legal practices when making decisions.
  • College

  • Hours Required

    120 credit hours
  • Minors Available

    Law and Business

The Nebraska Difference


One of the first to offer this major and the only program where law faculty teach its core classes


#38 Best Public Undergraduate Business Program

U.S. News & World Report


Unique Professional Enhancement Program offers hands-on career development


Free 1-to-1 tutoring, academic advising and career coaching

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Program Features

Learn Law from Experts

Experience law classes taught by College of Law faculty as an undergraduate. You can design your own path with interdisciplinary electives, majors or minors.  

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Combine your interests in business and law by taking a unique blend of coursework that will prepare you for roles requiring legal knowledge but not necessarily a juris doctor degree. This major is one of the most interdisciplinary, with classes from four colleges. 

Begin Business Now

There’s no need to wait or fill out additional applications to be part of the College of Business. Unlike other Big Ten schools, once you’re enrolled, you can start taking business classes immediately.

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Notable Courses

To earn your bachelor’s degree in business and law through the College of Business, you will take 120 credit hours of courses, equating to four or five courses per semester, on average.
Civil Liberties: Issues of Fairness and Equality (POLS 443)

Examine Supreme Court doctrine covering the rights of the accused, the right to privacy and the right to racial and sexual equality.

Legislation and Regulation (BLAW 378)

Learn about legislation, the structure of the U.S. government and factors that influence governmental policy. Examine how businesses can shape legislative and administrative agendas.

Negotiating and Conflict Management (MNGT 412)

Develop a set of useful negotiation strategies through simulations and debriefings. Identify types of conflict situations and appropriate, purposeful negotiation techniques.

White Collar Crime (CRIM 478)

Learn about white collar crime, including illegal acts committed by nonphysical means and concealment to obtain money or property for business or personal advantage.

Real Estate Principles and Practice (FINA 382)

Explore real estate areas, including ownership, sales, leases and agencies, managerial aspects of brokerage, property valuation and real estate appraising.

Natural Resource and Environmental Law (AECN 357)

Study environmental impact review, pollution control, waste management, endangered species preservation, land use regulation and water rights law.

Huskers Do Big Things

From day one, you’ll have access to a career coach and potential employers at Hawks Hall. Your career development will feature hands-on learning experiences, like a resume review, networking and a practice interview with an employer. These opportunities are part of the Professional Enhancement Program, which is unique to Nebraska Business.


  • Athletic administration intern
  • Legal research intern
  • Policy analyst intern
  • Financial compliance intern
  • Procurement intern


  • Integrity officer
  • Contracts negotiator
  • Title XI coordinator
  • Real estate analyst
  • Health benefits administrator

Graduate Schools

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Community and Regional Planning
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Juris Doctor

Outside the Classroom

Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • Develop negotiation and conflict resolution skills through class simulations.
  • Customize your degree with a double major or minors, like accounting, management or economics.

Career Preparedness

  • Apply basic knowledge of legal business concepts to any industry.
  • Analyze and interpret risks or regulations for any organization.


  • Make an impact on local nonprofit organizations with hands-on experience through a Strive to Thrive Lincoln class project.
  • Schedule a time to meet with pre-law advisors in the Explore Center to learn more about pre-law clubs or to line up opportunities to shadow practicing attorneys.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Business and Law major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Kendra Ritchie
Contact Title
Associate Director of Recruitment