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 at least 15 credit hours earned during high school, 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.

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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 15 credit hours earned as a high school student prior to attending Georgia State. Ideally, students will have earned 24-30 hours of credits through programs such as AP, IB, or dual enrollment. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College at Georgia State to be eligible and will need to meet with the program coordinator to make a final determination of eligibility.
  • Transfer students may be eligible but still must meet high school credit requirements and apply to the Honors College upon admission to Georgia State.
  • You must submit a statement of interest to the Honors College. Current Honors College students should schedule an appointment with program coordinator Fritz Kroncke. If you are not a current Honors College student, you can apply through the Honors College Application.
  • You must take the LSAT and complete the College of Law’s application process.
  • Credits earned during the first year of law school can fulfill your upper-level and residency requirements for the bachelor’s degree, provided you’ve finished all requirements for your undergraduate major except for electives. 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).