Dual Degree Programs
Early entry to law school
Qualified students who thrive in an exciting and challenging curriculum should consider BVU’s 3+3 Accelerated Entry to Law School Program. To date, BVU is one of the only institutions in the country with a dedicated legal studies track and partnered with two law schools – the University of Iowa College of Law (Iowa Law) and Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Neb. (CUSL).
While students may still choose to complete a bachelor’s degree at BVU in four years before applying to and attending law school, this unique partnership gives them the chance to obtain a law degree in a shorter amount of time, resulting in one less year of educational costs and the ability to practice law earlier.
In what is referred to as a 3+3 admissions program, students complete three years at BVU as a pre-law student and three years with either the CUSL Juris Doctor or Iowa Law Juris Doctor Program. Students participating in the 3+3 program will complete all general education and academic major requirements by the end of their third year of undergraduate study at BVU. At the time of application, usually in the fall or early spring of their junior year, students compete for a seat in the next year’s entering law school class at either CUSL or Iowa Law.
After acceptance and successful completion of one year of full-time study at law school, a bachelor’s degree from BVU is awarded. Upon completion of the remainder of the law school program, students earn their juris doctor degree.