Nov 27, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Accelerated Bachelor-to-Law Degree


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Accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor

Qualified Capital University students may earn a baccalaureate degree and a graduate law degree (J.D.) in six rather than the customary seven years.  A student seeking to complete the accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the major and minor of the student’s choice en route to the Juris Doctor.  An eligible student must complete all general education, major and minor requirements for the Bachelor of Arts.  Successful completion of the first 24 hours of graduate credit hours earned at Capital University Law School with the letter grade of C or better may be applied as elective credit toward the Bachelor of Arts degree.  The Bachelor of Arts degree will be conferred after the successful completion of the first 24 hours of law school credit.  

Because a student may earn an accelerated BA in any recognized major or field of study, major and minor requirements for each student will vary according to chosen field of study. The general education core will remain unchanged for students in the accelerated program. 

For consideration of admission to the Capital University Law School as part of the accelerated BA/JD program, an eligible student must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 100 semester undergraduate hours.  Sixty semester credit hours must have been earned from Capital University (i.e., transfer credit, credit by-examination, and credit recognized through prior learning may not be counted.)
  • Complete all general education, major, and minor requirements.  Note that the requirements for some courses of study may exceed 100 credit hours.
  • Meet the presumptive requirements for admission to the Capital University Law School, including a specified LSAT score and cumulative GPA.  Contact the Capital University Law School Admission Department for the specific requirements.

An eligible student must apply to Capital University Law School for admission by following the instructions at: http://law.capital.edu/JD Application Instructions.  An interested student should apply during the spring semester of the student’s junior year.

Once matriculated to the Capital University Law School, a student is subject to all Law School policies and procedures, tuition rates, and financial aid awards.  A student may apply for baccalaureate graduation and count up to 24 graduate credit hours earned with a grade of C or better toward undergraduate elective requirements.  If a student discontinues his or her legal education for any reason (e.g., withdrawal, suspension, dismissal) prior to earning the baccalaureate degree, then the student must apply for readmission to the Undergraduate College.  As student who discontinues his or her legal studies may still apply toward undergraduate elective credit any graduate credit hours successfully completed at the Law School.

Articulation Agreements with Other Undergraduate Institutions

Capital University Law School may offer accelerated baccalaureate/juris doctor programs with other regionally accredited institutions.  In such cases, the baccalaureate degree would be awarded by the partnering institution.

The Law School offers four joint degree programs. In cooperation with Ohio University, students may earn a Juris Doctor and a Master’s of Sports Administration. Also offered is a joint JD/MSN with the School of Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Health and a joint JD/MBA with the School of Management and Leadership. A joint degree with a Juris Doctor and a Master of Theological Studies is offered in partnership with Trinity Lutheran Seminary. A Juris Doctor student may earn both a Juris Doctor and one of the master’s degrees in three and a half years under the combined degree program.

For a viewbook, application and further information, write Admissions, Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215-3201; call 614-236-6310; send e-mail to admissions@law.capital.edu; or visit www.law.capital.edu.

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts / Juris Doctor Major Sample Schedules:

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Accounting Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Business Management / Accounting Minor - Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry Major Sample Schedule (Odd Year)  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry Major Sample Schedule (Even Year)  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Communication Major Sample Schedule  

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Criminology Major with a Sociology Minor Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Economics/Political Science Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Bachelor of Arts - Economics Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - English Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - French Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - History Major with a Public History/Historic Preservation Minor Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy and Religion Dual Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major Sample Schedule  

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Major Sample Schedule 

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Major Sample Schedule   

3 + 3 Joint Degree - Accelerated Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major with Criminology Minor Sample Schedule  

 

 

 

 

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