The BA/JD Dual-Degree Program enables accomplished students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor in six years, rather than the usual seven.

Students participating in this accelerated “3 + 3” program enter the Law School and complete their first year of law school courses during their fourth year as undergraduates. To prepare for this fourth year, they must complete all undergraduate course requirements in General Education and in their chosen major and compile at least 91 credits during their first three years in the School of Arts and Sciences in Camden. The 29 credits completed during the first year of law school count toward both degrees. 

Normally, BA/JD students are awarded their bachelor’s degrees at the end of their fourth year and are eligible to participate in the School of Arts and Science’s graduation ceremonies at that time. The Juris Doctor is typically awarded after two additional years as a full-time law student, on successful completion of the required course credits in the Law School and of all other J.D. requirements.

For more information, visit the 3 + 3 page at the Rutgers Law School.