Business Law

BLAW and Real Estate Upper Division Advisement

BLAW and Real Estate Advisement

Business Law & Real Estate Upper Division Students who are currently enrolled or have completed BUS302/L, have earned 60 or more units, have a 2.00 CSUN and Total GPA, may seek an upper division advisement with questions regarding: 

  • Change of Major or Minor
  • Applying for Graduation
  • Course Planning & Questions regarding majors/minors

Change of Major or Minor

You do not need an appointment in order to request a change of major or minor.

  • Students who have completed 90 or more units need to submit the paper Change of Major or Minor form.
    • If you are changing/adding majors: Please attach a copy of your Degree Progress Report from the current month under the desired major.
    • If you are requesting to add a minor: Please attach a copy of your Degree Progress Report from the current month under your current major.
  • You may submit the appropriate documents to the Associate Dean's Office in JH 3109.

Students who have completed less than 90 units may add, change or drop their major/minor online by visiting their myNorthridge account. A tutorial is available online at:

Applying for Graduation

Students do not need to schedule an appointment in order to apply for graduation. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Print and fill out the Application for Bachelor's Degree and Diploma. This form is also available in the Associate Dean's Office in JH 3109.
  2. Complete the Degree Progress Report/Planner. All courses should be completed, marked as IP (In Progress), or marked as PC (Planned Course). If you need assistance with completing your DPR/Planner, please visit: http://www/
  3. Drop off the documents listed above in the Associate Dean's Office in JH 3109 for review.
  4. Once your form has been reviewed, you will receive an email from the Upper Division Mentor.
  • Pick up your approved form from JH 3109.
  • You must provide your student ID card or a picture ID when picking up any documents from our office.
  • You must submit all of your application materials to Undergraduate Degree Services, located in Bayramian Hall Room 170.
  • You must pay the appropriate processing fee ($47 or $57 if applying late). For graduation application deadlines, please visit the Undergraduate Degree Services website:

Note: Forms are processed in the order they are received and are not signed during appointments. It may take approximately 10-15 business days to process forms.

Course Planning and Questions

To schedule an appointment, please call the Associate Dean's Office at (818) 677-2466 or visit in person in JH 3109.

Please bring a copy of your Degree Progress Report from the current month to your appointment.

Pre-Law and Career Mentoring

Pre-Law and Career Mentoring: Business Law Faculty Mentors

Although the American Bar Association has advised that a pre-law undergraduate major is not necessary to attend law school, some students who major in Business Law may be interested in becoming lawyers. The decision to go to law school is often difficult. Preparing to apply for law school involves thoughtful and serious reflection. There are many factors that law school admissions committees will consider about your background and interests, your achievements, and your performance on the admissions exam and in your undergraduate studies.

All Business Law department faculty members are attorneys who can give advice to prospective law students. In addition, the following information, prepared by one of our faculty members, should prove helpful.

For more information please follow the link "You Can Get There From Here: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Law School"(.pdf) by Melanie Stallings Williams, J.D., department chair and professor of Business Law and former director of the COBAE Graduate Program.


Law School Preparation Useful Information

There is a variety of useful information on the internet regarding law school preparation, the application process, and the law school experience. You may find the following websites to be particularly helpful.

ABA Required Disclosures 

This site provides detailed information about all accredited law schools.

Law School Admission Council

This site contains useful information about registering for and taking the LSAT, as well as information about applying to law school.

Internet Legal Resources Guide Pre-Law Student Services

This useful site contains information and links to information ranging from taking the LSAT and law school rankings to applying to law schools and financial aid.

Graduate School Guide

This site has information and links to law schools and graduate programs in other fields.

Campus Tours

In addition to information about financial aid and links to student-oriented websites, you can "visit"  and take a virtual tour of many university campuses using interactive maps, college web-cams, online video tours, campus photos.

U.S. News & World Report's Graduate School Rankings

Law school rankings and other graduate school rankings appear on this site.

Legal Learning for Pre-Law Students

This site contains useful information about preparing and surviving law school.

Association of American Law Schools

You can find links here to all of the law school programs accredited by the American Bar Association.

JURIST: Life in Law School

This site contains a number of links describing what the law school experience is like for entering students. Going to Law School

You will find information here on preparing for, choosing, applying to, and financing law school.

Preparing for Legal Education

This is the American Bar Association's official statement about preparing for law school.

Legal Writing Prep

Legal Writing: Plain and Simple.

LSAT Test Preparation Courses

The Tseng College offers preparation test