Accelerated Bachelor’s & J.D. Program
Considering a career in law? Complete your undergraduate and law degrees in six years at Georgia State University. If you are entering college with 24 to 30 credit hours, you may be eligible for our accelerated degree program.
In the Accelerated Bachelor’s/J.D. program, you’ll take courses your first year of law school at the undergraduate tuition rates.
To complete a bachelor’s degree and J.D. in six years, keep in mind:
- Eligibility for the accelerated degree program requires completion of at least 24 to 30 credit hours prior to attending Georgia State. You must complete all the course requirements for your undergraduate degree by the end of your junior year.
- You must submit a statement of interest to the Honors College. This is typically submitted when you apply to Georgia State, but you also may submit it any time through the fall semester of your sophomore year.
- By January of your junior year, you must take the LSAT and complete the College of Law’s application process.
- Credits earned during the first year of law school will fulfill your upper-level and residency requirements for the bachelor’s degree, provided you’ve earned at least 90 undergraduate credits prior to starting at the College of Law. You’ll receive your bachelor’s degree when you successfully complete all first-year law courses, normally at the end of your fourth year.
- To earn a J.D., you must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours (42 credit hours of required courses and at least 48 credit hours of electives).