Catalogue 2018 - 2019

Accelerated Six-Year Engineering/Law Program

Accelerated Six-Year Engineering/Law Program

The College of Engineering’s accelerated six-year BSE/JD program offers qualified engineering students the opportunity to complete both their Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in their major area of study and their JD degree at the University in six years instead of seven. To be tentatively accepted into this unique program in the freshman year, students need a minimum SAT Math score of 650 and a minimum Critical Reading SAT score of 650 or ACT equivalent scores of 29 in English, Math, and Composite and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students not meeting these precollege requirements, but who have demonstrated superior performance in their studies at the University, may petition to be considered for the accelerated degree sequence at the end of their sophomore year.

Students need to maintain a 3.3 undergraduate GPA in order to maintain their tentative acceptance to the School of Law. Following the sophomore year, students take the LSAT and need to score above the 50th percentile of the previous year’s matriculating Law School class. During the fourth year, students will be completing their BS degree and begin taking classes at the School of Law. These law classes are offered in the evening so there is no conflict with the engineering courses. The summer following senior year is spent completing the requirements of the first year of law school and puts the student on track to complete the law degree in just two additional years. These final two years of the program follow the standard School of Law timetable.