Three + Three – B.A.+J.D. Programs
St. Thomas University College of Law has collaborated with St. Thomas University, Miami-Dade College and Lynn University to offer students an opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor Degree. The Accelerated Law Program allows students to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the traditional seven years. In this way, students save one year of tuition and may enter the work force a year earlier. Students may also elect to obtain a joint degree while in law school. Students who elect to obtain a joint degree may graduate with a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, and a Juris Doctor degree in six years.
This is a six-year program offered to qualifying students who initially satisfy the undergraduate institution requirements and St. Thomas Law’s admissions requirements. Students seeking to participate in the program must contact their academic advisor at their undergraduate institution to ensure they qualify to participate. The student must agree to cooperate with the tracking and monitoring system which is designed to ensure the student meets the curricular requirements prior to applying to the College of Law.
Students who participate in the Accelerated 3+3 program will complete their freshman, sophomore, and junior year at the undergraduate institution. The student will begin the St. Thomas Law J.D. program in what would have been the senior year. The first year law school credits would transfer according to the graduate institution grade transfer policy.
Acceptance into the 3+3 program does not guarantee acceptance to St. Thomas Law. Students must still satisfy the admissions requirements of the law school. Students are encouraged to sit for the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) no later than February of the student’s junior year.
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