If you’re thinking about a law degree, now you can earn your four year undergraduate degree and go on to complete law school – all in just six years, instead of the usual seven. Concordia’s new 3 + 3 program makes it possible.
3 + 3 = better than 7
In a nutshell, here’s how the program works. You would attend Concordia University-Portland for three years, fulfilling all of the requirements necessary to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from our College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Then, instead of spending a fourth year in Portland, you would move on to Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho, to begin your fast track towards a law degree in just three years. The first year of law school works double-duty, serving as both the last year of your undergraduate degree (fulfilling all of your elective credits) and the first year of law school.
According to the dean of CAS, David Kluth, “Our 3+3 program is an innovative educational opportunity for driven students with an interest in law – a dynamic profession that can lead to many different career paths.”
Save time, save money.
By completing your undergraduate degree and your Juris Doctor degree in six years, rather than seven, you shave an entire year off your schooling. With tuition, books, housing, and other living expenses, the savings really add up. Not to mention the fact that you can start your career that much sooner.
The fine print.
Currently, this unique plan is approved for students majoring in history, humanities, English, psychology, and theology. Students interested in becoming a lawyer and going through the 3+3 program must notify their advisor as early as possible in their freshman year. And going through the program does not guarantee a spot at Concordia University School of Law. Students in the program will need to maintain a good GPA and score well on the LSAT.
For more information on 3+3, contact your admissions counselor.