Whitman / Law Joint Degree Program

The Whitman School of Management and College of Law have created a 3+3 program for candidates with top credentials and an interest in pursuing both degrees in an accelerated six-year program.

The Whitman School’s bachelor’s plus law degree program will permit students who meet the requirements for admission to enter the College of Law after three years of undergraduate education. After the successful completion of the first law year (fourth year of the 3+3), the undergraduate degree is conferred. The 3+3 student earns the J.D. degree after successful completion of the law program.

Whitman’s undergraduate advising team will identify, mentor and support the student in his or her quest for admission. Both the Whitman School and the College of Law will interview candidates, with the College of Law having the ultimate decision on admission to the program. 

Quick Glance:

  • Interested students who meet required criteria as prescribed by the College of Law will be given a conditional admit to the College of Law in freshman year.

  • Advising will begin during the freshmen or early sophomore year to ensure students keep course selection on track.

  • Whitman School 3+3 candidates apply to the College of Law between Oct. 1 and Dec. 20 of their junior year.  The application fee is waived; an interview is required with the College of Law.

  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required and recommended to be taken at the June administration after the sophomore year.

  • 3+3 students will be considered first-year law students when they enroll at the College of Law and transition to the College of Law tuition and fees. A merit scholarship is available, if certain requirements are met.

Program Benefits:

  • Through this accelerated program, complete a B.S. and J.D. in six years instead of seven years, saving a year of time and undergraduate tuition.

  • Interested Whitman students will have the opportunity to attend a “meet and greet” College of Law event, and become involved in the Mock Trial competition.

  • Conditionally admitted students will be granted access to the College of Law Library, invited to speakers and special events, and have access to mentoring by third-year law students.

For More Information contact:

Whitman School
Lindsay Quilty, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Whitman
315-443-2361 | lquilty@syr.edu

College of Law
Nolana R. McKinstry, Esq., Associate Director of Admissions
315.443.1962 | nrmckins@law.syr.edu