​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

As a law and economics major at CMU, you’ll learn to think critically about complicated situations and evaluate how others are likely to react. You’ll learn to recognize potential legal problems and anticipate consequences. Whether you’re preparing for a future in law or looking to put a legal emphasis on another career, this major can give you the push you need.​​

Points of Pride

  • CMU has the only program in Michigan, and one of only a few in the United States, that combines economics and law in one major.
  • You can gain real-life experience through an internship with organizations such as General Dynamics, the Michigan Legislature and Michigan’s 32nd District Court.

Put Your Degree to Work

The Law and Economics major fosters a strong analytical background that fits occupations such as business consulting, legal services, health care, labor negotiations, human resource management and financial services. The study of law and economics also is an excellent foundation for graduate studies in fields such as law, international affairs, business, public administration and education.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Political Scientist$102,000 per year21% (1,400 more jobs)
Economist$91,860 per year14% (2,300 more jobs)
Legal Assistant$46,990 per year17% (46,200 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the College of Business Administration website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 113
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Law and Economics Major

Total: 33 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
Applied Business Statistics
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
Required Courses
(9 hours)
BLR 302
Law of Agreements
BLR 350/ECO 350
Law and Economics
ECO 365
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
(15 hours)
Note: BLR 410 may be given credit as a 300-level or above Economics elective, or as a 300-level or above BLR elective, but not both.
Electives I
(9 hours)
Electives II
(6 hours)