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Arts and Sciences - Law (Bachelor’s Degree/JD)

Earn your law degree sooner. At Creighton, highly motivated students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years. You’ll spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Sciences and three years on requirements for a law degree.

Enter the job market sooner with this 3-3 law program and start making a difference in the lives of those you serve. With a focus on humanist values, a Creighton education will set you up for a satisfying career where you’ll do well while doing good.

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Program Details

The 3-3 law program is designed for motivated students ready to enter the job market sooner than their peers. The program is available for the following majors:

  • Classical and Near Eastern Studies
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Science
  • Spanish
  • Theology

Creighton’s six-year bachelor’s degree/law degree program will teach you:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • The ability to analyze and solve legal problems
  • Critical and creative problem solving, sometimes contrary to conventional wisdom
  • Sound practical judgment
  • The tools, techniques and skills necessary to practice law successfully and ethically
  • Insight into how the law operates in the real world
  • Ignatian values, including personal and professional formation and seeking justice for all

Curriculum

Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. See the course catalog for more details on courses and GPA requirements. The 3-3 Law Worksheet gives a semester-level example.

Accreditation

Creighton University has maintained continuous accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission since 1928. For information regarding the University’s accreditation status, visit creighton.edu/accreditation.

Information regarding academic programs which hold specialized accreditation can be found on our Academic Specialized Accreditation page.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

The 3-3 law program is open by invitation to first-year students who have been admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences.

To be admitted to the Creighton School of Law after only three years, students should earn and maintain a GPA of 3.5 in their Creighton coursework and must meet additional requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the pre-law seminar.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Outcomes

Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10% by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Because more students graduate from law school each year than there are jobs available, competition for positions is strong. Getting two degrees in just six years gives you a head start.

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