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JD/BA or JD/BS

Christopher Schweitzer

Pace University undergraduate students enrolled in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences who wish to obtain the JD may do so while completing their bachelor's degree. The combined degree allows Dyson undergraduate students to enroll in Pace Law School during their senior year and complete both degrees within six years rather than seven. This is called the 3+3 program and is not open to students who are already enrolled in Pace’s JD program.

In order to be eligible to participate, a minimum of 96 undergraduate credits are required, including undergraduate core requirements as well as all required courses in the major field of study. Students apply to the Bachelors program at Dyson and later apply separately to Pace Law School by January 1st of their junior year at Pace University. For a break down of these requirements, please see below:

Three Years Undergraduate – Complete Core Requirements and Major Requirements

Three Years of Law School – First Year of Law School satisfies undergraduate degree requirements. After the successful completion of the first-year of law school, a student will received their undergraduate degree.

List of Majors Eligible to Participate in the 3+3 Program:

  • BA in Biology & JD in Law
  • BA in Communications & JD in Law
  • BA in Criminal Justice & JD in Law
  • BA in English & JD in Law
  • BA in Environmental Studies & JD in Law
  • BA in History & JD in Law
  • BA in Political Science & JD in Law
  • BA in Philosophy & Religious Studies & JD in Law
  • BS in Criminal Justice

All applicants are also required to take the LSAT and achieve a score of at least 155 and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better to be accepted into the program. It is recommended that prospective 3+3 students take the LSAT by June of their Sophomore year or December of their Junior year. Applications to the JD portion of the program should be made by January 1 of their Junior year.  For further information on the LSAT, including dates for upcoming exams and registration information, please see here.

For additional information about the program, please contact the Pre-Law Advisors on your campus as noted below:

New York City:

Pleasantville Campus:

To arrange a personal visit to the Law School including a tour with a student ambassador and sitting in on a first-year class, please contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 422-4210. For access to the 3+3 auditing form for students admitted to the program, please see here.