What is the 3+3 Program?

Designed for academically outstanding, motivated, and resourceful students, the 3+3 Program selects highly qualified first-year students in seven qualifying majors within the Colleges of Arts, Media and Design (Communication Studies and Journalism) and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (English, Criminal Justice, 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.