3 + 3 Accelerated Law Program

The Department of Theology and Philosophy and the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law provide qualified Philosophy students an opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor Degree. The Accelerated 3 + 3 Program allows students to complete both undergraduate 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 Philosophy. The accelerated program saves one year of college expenses and provides an accelerated entry into a professional career. 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 Philosophy.

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

Requirements For The Bachelor’s Degree:

Year 1 through 3 Undergraduate Studies:

General Education Requirements:51 credits
Required PHI courses:
PHI 292 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS3
PHI 304 EPISTEMOLOGY3
PHI 308 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW3
PHI 310 FORMAL LOGIC3
PHI 316 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY3
PHI 318 MODERN PHILOSOPHY3
PHI 319 CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY3
PHI 350 FAMILY ETHICS3
PHI 353 BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS 3
PHI 487 SENIOR SEMINAR3
Major Credits:30 credits
Elective Credits:9 credits
Total:90 credits
Year 1 Law School:
Civil Procedure 5 credits [3+2]
Contracts6 credits [3+3]
Criminal Law3 credits
Legal Research & Writing, 1, 26 credits [3+3]
Property5 credits [3+2]
Torts 5 credits [3+2]
TOTAL30 credits
Overall Credits = 120