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BA/JD 3+3 Program

In the 3 + 3 BA/JD Program, high-achieving first-year undergraduate students are admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Law. Students complete their first three years in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and their final three years in the College of Law. Students receive the Bachelor of Arts degree after successful completion of their first year of law school. Throughout the program, BA/JD students meet regularly with advisors in both Colleges and have access to a variety of resources to ensure their success.

Key Program Features

  • Students earn a bachelors degree and a law degree (Juris Doctor) in a total of six years (three years undergraduate and three years in law school).
  • Students save one year’s worth of tuition, reducing their overall debt load. 
  • Students benefit from new curricular offerings and collaborative activities created to prepare them for law school. 
  • Students receive early (conditional) admission to the College of Law. 
  • Credits earned in the first year of law school apply toward the BA degree. 
  • Students may opt out of the College of Law segment of the program and continue in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences during their fourth year. 
  • If students withdraw after the first semester in the College of Law, they return to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for the winter quarter.