3 + 3 Accelerated Law Program

The Department of History and Political Science and the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law provide qualified pre-law students an opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor Degree. The Accelerated 3 + 3 Program allows pre-law students to complete both the undergraduate pre-law 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 BA in Pre-Law. 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:
BA Pre-Law – General Education
TOTAL:51 - 52
BA Pre-Law Major
PHI 292 (Ethics)3
PHI 308 (Phil of Law)3
PHI 310 (Logic)3
GEO 301 (World Geography)3
POS 207 (Am. Courts)3
POS 308 (Const. Law)3
POS 425 (Pol. Theory I)3
POS 426 (Pol. Theory II) 3
HIS 201 (U.S. His I)3
HIS 202 (U.S. His II)3
HIS 432 (English History)3
BUS 239 (Business Law)3
ECO 201 (Macroeconomics)3
ENG 406 (Rhetorical Analysis)3
HIS/POS 487 (Senior Seminar)3
Pre-Law Major48

Note: The Pre-Law major course requirements remain the same. Students admitted to the 3+3 program will not take elective courses, only Gen Ed and Pre-Law major courses

New program courses
Year 1 Law School:
Contracts6 credits [3+3]
Criminal Law 3 credits
Legal Research & Writing, 1, 2 6 credits [3+3]
Property5 credits [3+2]
Property 5 credits [3+2]
Torts5 credits [3+2]
TOTAL 30 credits
Total= 126