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Legal Studies Degree (3+2/3+3, BA-JD)

Walsh University has partnered with some of the nation's top law schools to provide students with an opportunity to obtain both a bachelor's degree and a juris doctorate (JD) in a fraction of the time it typically takes student to complete both degrees. This saves students both time and money.

Through these programs, students can complete three years of undergraduate coursework and then begin working toward their juris doctorate while simultaneously earning their bachelor's degree in legal studies from Walsh. 

The Legal Studies program offers students an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Akron School of Law or the Catholic University of America in six years (3+3 Program), or from the University of Dayton School of Law in five years (3+2 Program).

Students can select one of three tracks toward their Legal Studies major: Business, Criminal Justice or Government. 

Why Walsh?

Liberal Arts Foundation. Students benefit from a liberal arts core curriculum, interactive learning environment.

Small Class Sizes. Instead of taking courses in large lecture halls with hundreds of others, Walsh students receive substantial student-professor contact.

Emphasis on Service Learning. Students partner with numerous organizations throughout the region where they work side by side with those in needs to help solve problems or tackle important issues affecting our society.

Research Opportunities. Walsh's School of Behavioral and Health Sciences engages faculty and students in research and in efforts to improve the quality of human and community life.

100% of Walsh students complete an internship prior to graduation

Admission Requirements

Any student wishing to apply to the 3+2 or 3+3 Program must satisfy the following:

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA performance
  • Minimum ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1150


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