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TU colleges team up to offer bachelor’s, law degrees in six years

One of many unique opportunities offered at The University of Tulsa is the chance to earn two degrees on an accelerated track. Through TU’s Accelerated Law Program, students in the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences and the Collins College of Business, in collaboration with the College of Law, can complete both their undergraduate degree and their juris doctor degree in just six years.

The Accelerated Law Program at TU is an amazing opportunity for those who qualify,” said TU Law Associate Dean of Admissions Megan Henson. “We have incredibly driven students who are motivated to be future change makers. While the accelerated law program is competitive, it is a unique opportunity for students who have a passion for law to get to that end goal more quickly. Best of all, if they are strategic, it can reduce the overall student loan debt they are taking on in the process. From the law school’s perspective, we know that the rigorous coursework our TU students are getting will be a solid foundation for the academic challenge that is legal education.”

During the fall semester of their junior year, students are eligible to apply to the College of Law for admittance the following fall. If accepted to the program, students will receive their bachelor’s degree after completing their first year of law school.

“Even though I am an accelerated student, I have fit right into the law school experience. I feel that my reading-heavy history courses prepared the heavy reading in my law school classes,” said Carson Bowles, history major and current accelerated law student. “The time and money I get to save by shortening what would usually take seven years into six is a major bonus.”

Interested undergraduates should have a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average and an LSAT score at the College of Law’s 25th percentile or higher. Additionally, applicants must complete all application forms and supporting documentation, demonstrate the potential to succeed in a rigorous program, and be motivated to progress at an accelerated pace.

“The accelerated program front-loaded my core classes to graduate efficiently, which meant I had some intense 19-credit-hour semesters due to starting later,” said Madison Perigo, who is a senior business undergrad and in her second year of law school. “However, this experience was instrumental in preparing me for the rigor of law school. I’m incredibly grateful for discovering the accelerated program because the time and money I’ve saved have been truly remarkable.”

For more information, visit https://utulsa.edu/programs/law/