Welcome to UT 3+3.
This accelerated BS/JD program allows students of the UT College of Arts and Sciences to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree at UT in six years—one year less than what is normally required.
Here’s how it works:
- Pursue an approved minor offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and complete 13 hours of professional electives.
- Apply for admission to the College of Law during your junior year.
- If you’re admitted to UT Law, you’ll become a full-time, first-year law student following your junior year of undergraduate study.
- Finish your first year of law school, and the credits you’ve earned will be counted toward your law degree and as electives toward the completion of your bachelor’s degree.*
- Bachelor’s degree in hand, finish your remaining two years at UT Law and earn your juris doctor (JD) degree.
- That’s it! Three years for your bachelor’s, three years for your law degree, and you save money: a full year of tuition, in fact!
What’s more is that during your first year at UT Law, you’ll still be eligible for undergraduate financial awards—such as the Hope Scholarship or a Pell grant— making law school even more affordable.
It’s an easy equation.
To get started, make an appointment with UT Advising Services to discuss UT 3+3 and plan your route to UT Law.
*The full set of requirements for the bachelor’s degree may be reviewed in the university catalog.