3 + 3 Accelerated Law Program

The Department of History and Political Science and the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law provide qualified political science students an opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Political Science degree and a Juris Doctor Degree. The Accelerated 3 + 3 Program allows political science students to complete both undergraduate political science degree and a law degree within six years rather than the traditional seven-year time period. Qualified students would complete the core undergraduate requirements within the first three years of study. The fourth year of undergraduate would also be the first year of law school. At the satisfactory completion of the first year of law school, the student would officially receive their BS in Political Science. The accelerated program saves one year of college expenses and provides an accelerated entry into a professional career.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Pamela Hall, phall@barry.edu or 305-899-3272.

Existing program courses (if applicable)
Year 1 through 3 Undergraduate Studies:
1. General Education48-49 Credits
BS Political Science Major
BS Political Science Major
POS 201 (American Government)3
POS 209 (Comparative Government)3
POS 311 (Scopes and Methods)3
POS 325 (International Relations)3
POS 425 (Pol. Theory I)3
POS 426 (Pol. Theory II)3
POS 487 (Senior Seminar)3
GEO 301 World Geography 3
Note: 3 of the 6 POS Elective
Courses must be (POS 207, 308, and 395)
POS 207-The American Courts,
POS 308-Constitutional Law
POS 395- International Organizations
New program courses
Year 1 Law School:
Civil Procedure5 credits [3+2]
Contracts 6 credits [3+3]
Criminal Law3 credits
Legal Research & Writing, 1, 2 6 credits [3+3]
Property 5 credits [3+2]
Torts5 credits [3+2]
TOTAL30 credits
Total = 120 or 121