3+3 Undergrad/Law School Program
Save time, save money
If you’re seriously considering a law degree, Concordia’s 3+3 program offers motivated undergraduate students an accelerated track to earn both a bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years, rather than the usual seven years of study.
Completing your undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees in six years cuts an entire year off your schooling. This accelerated track reduces costs and saves you money on everything from tuition, books, and housing to other living expenses – not to mention the fact that you can start your career that much sooner.
Here’s how the program works
The 3+3 program is simple. You attend Concordia University in Portland for three years, fulfilling all the major course requirements necessary to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from our College of Theology, Arts & Sciences.
At the end of your junior year, you are eligible to apply for admission to Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho through a specified process (see below) and you become a full-time, first-year law student, rather than returning to Concordia-Portland for your senior year.
After you successfully complete your first year of law school, the credits you earn will count toward both your Juris Doctor degree and as the elective credits necessary to complete your undergraduate program within the College of Theology, Arts & Science at Concordia University-Portland.
Students pursuing Concordia’s 3+3 program must meet a very specific set of criteria that includes:
- Completing all general education requirements and major-specific undergraduate courses by the end of the sixth semester of undergraduate study
- Taking the LSAT no later than February of your junior year and obtaining an LSAT score equal to or exceeding the median LSAT of the preceding year for Concordia Law students
- Maintaining a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25
- Submitting your law school application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by January 1 of your projected enrollment year
- Completing an interview with Concordia Law admissions staff
Is the 3+3 program for me?
This accelerated course track is currently approved for students majoring in English, history, humanities, psychology, and theology. Students interested in becoming a lawyer and going through the 3+3 program must notify their academic advisor as early as possible during their freshman year.
For more information on 3+3, contact your admissions counselor.
Download the 3+3 Checklist
“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.”
— Rev. Dr. David Kluth, Dean, College of Theology, Arts & Sciences