Arts and Sciences - Law (Bachelor's Degree/JD)
If you are interested in pre-law studies, Creighton University offers a program that will allow you to earn a combined bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years.
The Creighton College of Arts and Sciences and the Creighton School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide this opportunity for highly motivated students to maximize their course work at Creighton. 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.
The 3-3 program is available for the following majors:
- Classical and Near Eastern Studies
- Classical Languages
- Communication Studies
- Political Science
- Psychological Science
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 2 degrees in only 6 years gives you a head start.
- 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
- 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 catalog for more details on course and GPA requirements.
- See the PLS-LAW_3-3_Worksheet for more information.
Creighton University has maintained continuous accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission since 1928. For information regarding the University’s accreditation status, visit http://www.creighton.edu/accreditation/.
Information regarding academic programs which hold specialized accreditation can be found on this page.
The new 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.