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Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. Program with Chatham University

Chatham University and Stetson University College of Law have collaborated to offer an opportunity to reduce the time required to earn both a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree.

The Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. Program ("3+3 Program") allows certain high-performing Chatham University undergraduates to matriculate at Stetson University College of Law before completion of a bachelor's degree at Chatham University.

Students seeking a J.D. degree typically complete a four-year undergraduate program followed by three years of law school. The 3+3 accelerated path allows qualified students to earn both their bachelor's and J.D. degrees within six years. Students spend three years at Chatham and three years at Stetson Law. Students' first year in the Stetson J.D. program will count as elective credits toward the Chatham bachelor's degree and also serves as their final year of study at Chatham.

The Chatham students will earn their baccalaureate degree no later than the end of their fourth year (i.e., 3+1). The program will be limited to students who can complete the major requirements by the end of the third year.

The 3+3 program also provides substantial scholarship support for students once they start at Stetson. Once admitted into the 3+3 program, students will be paired with a faculty member mentor from Stetson Law.

Interested students must meet the program's eligibility requirements and must meet with the Dean of the School in which the student is enrolled (Arts, Sciences & Business; Health Sciences; or, Sustainability).

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Contact Information:

Laura Zuppo
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Planning
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707-3299
Email: zuppo@law.stetson.edu
Phone: 727-562-7802