The Department of Economics and Legal Studies provides students with a solid foundation in the discipline of economics. For undergraduate students majoring in economics, the objectives of the program are threefold: to help develop a thorough understanding of the economic relationships between business, households and government, and the principles governing these relationships; to help develop proper analytical methods and modes of inquiry that will prepare students for careers in business, government and education; and to prepare the groundwork necessary for graduate studies in economics and related fields. The course offerings of the department enable students to major in economics either through the College of Arts and Sciences or the Stillman School, leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, respectively.
The Department also offers a minor in legal studies. Over the past 10 years, admission to law school has become increasingly competitive. Law school admissions committees are most interested in students who possess well-developed skills in expression and comprehension of the English language, as well as the ability to think creatively and critically with thoroughness and intellectual curiosity.The minor in legal studies in business focuses specifically on these areas. The minor meets the needs of both business and non-business majors through a unique, interdisciplinary approach and prepares you for law school admission.
Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature academic excellence.
Jubilee Hall. With six stories and more than 126,000 square feet of academic space, this structure provides a home for the Stillman School of Business, the College of Education and Human Services, the New Jersey Center for Civic and Law- Related Education and the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Public and Healthcare Administration and Sociology and Anthropology. It contains 156 faculty and administrative offices and 30 teaching spaces, from seminar rooms that seat eight people to an auditorium seating 390. It also features a central, three-story skylit atrium where students and faculty can congregate informally. A major feature of the building is the technological capabilities it brings to the teaching and learning processes. These include fixed and flexible seating classrooms with the most contemporary information and distance-learning technologies that facilitate the transmission of lectures all over the world; laboratories with one-way observation mirrors; and classrooms with terminals for portable computers.
The University Libraries have notable resources, including extensive holdings of almost 700,000 book volumes, and 1,127 current periodical subscriptions, back-files of more than 6,500 serial titles, electronic access to full text articles in more than 25,000 journals, a broad selection of indexing and abstracting services in both digital and print formats, various microform collections, music CDs, and audiovisual aids. A complete listing of database resources can be found at library.shu.edu.
Department of Economics and Legal Studies (973) 761-9511 Jubilee HallRm. 611