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Bachelor/Juris Doctor 3+3 program

Type: Definitions
Effective Date: 2/9/2017

Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law participate in a joint program which allows outstanding students to substitute their final year of undergraduate studies with their first year of law school and earn an undergraduate (BS or BA) and law (JD) degree in six years instead of seven years. 

Students in an approved major must complete all plan requirements in 90 units, by their junior year.  The first year of juris doctor required coursework (30 units) substitutes for the final year of undergraduate study (120 total units).  Upon successful completion of the first year of study at the James E. Rogers College of Law, students will be awarded their undergraduate degree from NAU. 

When applicable, a student should choose a minor wisely.  The minor should satisfy a student’s interests but also include pre-law coursework to help prepare for Law School.  Minors in Criminal Justice, English, History, Philosophy or Political Science are recommended.  Please consult with your advisor.

Please refer to Northern Arizona University’s prelaw course list for courses which increase knowledge of law and courts and are suggested to help prepare for law school.

Eligibility for Admission to the University of Arizona Law School:

University juniors who meet the following requirements are presumptively eligible for admission to the James E. Rogers College of Law under the conditions of the program:

  • Successful completion of all major and minor requirements and a minimum of 90 units.   At least 30 units must be earned at Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division units.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Achieve a one-time or average score on the Law School Admission test (LSAT) that is no lower than the median LSAT score for the prior year’s entering class at the James E. Rogers College of Law.
  • Submission of the Application for Admission through the Law School Admissions Council, Personal Statement, two Letters of Recommendation, and Resume.
  • Students must also be recommended for enrollment at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law by the NAU unit chair/director or designated coordinator of the 3+3 program. 

NAU offers bachelor to Juris Doctor 3+3 degree programs in the following area.  Please contact the undergraduate degree department for additional information. 

Hosting Department

Undergraduate Degree

Graduate Degree

Criminology and Crimimal Justice

BS Criminology and Criminal Justice - Additional Information  (available Fall, 2017)

Juris Doctorate

Politics and International Affairs

BA International Affairs - Additional Information (available Fall, 2017)


BA or BS Political Science - Additional Information (available Fall, 2017)

Juris Doctorate

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability     

BA or BS Environmental and Sustainability Studies - Additional information

Juris Doctorate

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