3/3 Baccalaureate/Juris Doctorate Program
Whittier College’s 3/3 Baccalaureate/Juris Doctorate Program (3-3 Law Program) identifies prospective and current students who, based upon their performance as undergraduates at Whittier, are eligible for early admission into Whittier Law School.
A bachelors degree will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of thirty (30) transferable units of work at Whittier Law School.
Students of all majors may enter into the 3-3 Law Program at any time when they first enroll at Whittier and are encouraged to take courses in the following fields to prepare for law school:
- Business Administration
- Political Science
Program Requirements & Whittier Law School Admission Eligibility
Prior to entering the law school, students must:
- Complete all the requirements of his/her undergraduate major. Students considering the 3-3 program should consult with their major advisor to see if this is feasible.
- Complete all Liberal Education requirements.
- Complete ninety total units at the undergraduate level.
- Maintain a GPA of 3.00.
Students fulfilling the above requirements and scoring among the top 50% of those who take the LSAT are eligible to apply for admission to Whittier Law School. A student may take the LSAT at any time during the undergraduate years.
After being admitted to Whittier Law School, a student must successfully complete thirty transferable units of work during his/her first year of law school in order to complete his/her Bachelor’s degree.
There are no formal registration requirements to enter the 3-3 program at present. A student may enter the program at any time during the student’s time at the undergraduate campus.
Students intending to pursue the 3-3 Law Program should contact an advisor in the Department of Political Science immediately after admission to Whittier College for detailed guidance.