Majors and Minors /
Bachelors to Law
Earn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Capital University in just 6 years (instead of 7) by:
Capital's new 3+3 Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor Program is an accelerated joint degree program — the first of its kind in Ohio — that enables you to earn your undergraduate and law degrees in just six years, instead of the seven years required by other Ohio law schools.
You'll save a year of time and tuition, and you'll gain the knowledge, professional skills, experience and support you'll need to be successful at Capital, in law school and in the legal profession.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARNThis is a six-year program that's intense and hands-on. It's also infused with support from your advisor and Capital's extensive student-success resources.
In your first three years, you'll work closely with your advisor and take the courses you need to fulfill major and Signature Learning requirements. That includes Signature Learning, which is grounded in the liberal arts, and courses for your major. During your junior year, you'll apply to Capital Law School and, if you're accepted, you'll combine your senior year with your first year of law school. In other words, your first-year law courses satisfy your elective requirements in the B.A., and the first year requirements of your JD. After your first year of Capital Law School, you'll earn your Bachelor of Arts degree. After the third year of Capital Law School, you'll earn your Juris Doctor.
The Capital education is challenging, but it's also supportive, which makes it the perfect fit to prepare you for law school and for life after Capital. Thousands of lives have been transformed by the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms and far beyond them.
High-Impact PracticesLearning is an active process here. Professors and students are engaged in high-impact educational practices proven to help students learn effectively.
Eligible student must meet the following requirements: