3+3 Accelerated BA or BS plus JD

The Benefits of a Fast Track

Interested in earning your bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees on an accelerated track? Our 3+3 Accelerated BA/BS-JD option through the University at Buffalo School of Law is open to a variety of majors. By participating, you can:

  • Complete your undergraduate education and law degree in less time (and for less cost) than the 7 years typically required
  • Become fully eligible for scholarships and grants offered to qualified incoming students at the University at Buffalo School of Law


This unique program is open to pre-law students who:

  • Plan to major in criminal justice, economics (BA), English, environmental studies, history, philosophy, political science, psychology (BA), political science, sociology, strategic communication.
  • Take the LSAT or GRE no later than January of their junior year* 
  • Apply to the UB School of Law no later than February 1 of their junior year
  • Complete all academic requirements, including the core curriculum and course requirements towards their major and any declared minor, by the end of their junior year
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA at Canisius of 3.5 or higher

*The LSAT score must be at or above the median LSAT score for the UB School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class and the GRE score must be in at least the 70th percentile for Verbal Reasoning and the 40th percentile for Quantitative Reasoning.

Upon successful completion of the first-year curriculum at UB Law School, a student’s credits for the year will be transferred to Canisius to complete their bachelor’s degree which will be conferred by Canisius after it receives official notification from UB of the student’s completion of the first year curriculum.  Only credits completed during a student’s first year of law school at UB will be accepted as transfer credits toward their bachelor’s degree at Canisius.  Students who withdraw or fail to successfully complete their first year of law school at UB will be required to complete their bachelor’s degree through Canisius. 

For More Information, contact:

Robert Klump, Esq.
Director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center
@email or 716.888.2884