What is the 3+3 Program?

Designed for academically outstanding, motivated, and resourceful students, the 3+3 Program selects highly qualified first-year students admitted into three majors in CSSH (History, Philosophy, and Political Science) who are interested in pursuing a degree in the law.

Students will cultivate their oral and written communication skills; hone their ability to construct, support, and explain arguments; and calibrate their ethical compass through a rich and strong undergraduate curriculum. They will apply these skills to coursework during both their undergraduate and law school studies.

Students in the 3+3 Program begin their first-year law school courses during their fourth year of study and apply those credits toward both their bachelor’s and law degree. As a result, and with appropriate academic progress, students can complete this rigorous and rewarding full-curriculum law degree program along with their bachelor’s degree in six years instead of seven. Northeastern’s 3+3 students will save a full year of tuition and enjoy a competitive advantage over their peers in traditional law programs by getting a jump-start in today’s job market.