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Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor’s/J.D. Program with University of South Florida

The University of South Florida 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 University of South Florida Honors College undergraduates and Provost Scholars to matriculate at Stetson University College of Law before completion of a bachelor's degree at the University of South Florida.

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 USF and three years at Stetson Law. Students' first year in the Stetson J.D. program will count as elective credits toward the USF bachelor's degree and also serves as their final year of study at USF.

The USF 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 student, graduate, and/or faculty member mentor from Stetson Law.

Interested students must enroll in USF's Honors College or be approved as a Provost Scholar and meet the program's eligibility requirements.

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Contact Information:

Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707-3299
Phone: 727-562-7802

Shawn Bingham, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
USF Honors College
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: 813-974-3331