Undergraduate students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, can now earn both a bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years, one year less than what is normally required.
UT 3+3 is a new accelerated degree program offered by UT’s College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences. In the program, students complete three years of approved undergraduate coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences. Following their third year, participating students admitted to the College of Law become full-time, first-year law students.
The first year of law study will count toward a student’s law degree and also toward the completion of his or her bachelor’s degree. Two additional years of law study follow, after which a student earns a juris doctor degree.
“UT Law offers an excellent legal education at a great value, and our 3+3 program will make law school an even more affordable option for UT students by saving them a full year of tuition,” said Melanie D. Wilson, dean of the College of Law. “We’re excited to welcome some of UT’s most talented undergraduates to our community of future attorneys and leaders.”
In addition, during their first year of law school, UT 3+3 students will be eligible for undergraduate financial awards, including the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship or a Federal Pell Grant.