Majors and Minors /
Bachelors to Law
Bachelor of Arts in three yearsComplete all existing major and general education (100 credit hours) courses for the Bachelor of Arts in a three-year period.
Juris Doctor in three years Count existing first-year courses in the Juris Doctor curriculum toward your final Bachelor of Arts elective course requirements, and complete the remaining JD courses in three years.
Choose your majorChoose any major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and the general education, major or minor requirements for the degree remain intact.
Capital's new 3+3 Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor Program is an accelerated joint degree program — the first of its kind in Ohio — that enables you to earn your undergraduate and law degrees in just six years, instead of the seven years required by other Ohio law schools.
You'll save a year of time and tuition, and you'll gain the knowledge, professional skills, experience and support you'll need to be successful at Capital, in law school and in the legal profession.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARNThis is a six-year program that's intense and hands-on. It's also infused with support from your advisor and Capital's extensive student-success resources.
In your first three years, you'll work closely with your advisor and take the courses you need to fulfill bachelor's degree requirements. That includes general education, which is grounded in the liberal arts, and courses for your major. During your junior year, you'll apply to Capital Law School and, if you're accepted, you'll combine your senior year with your first year of law school. In other words, your first-year law courses will count twice — fulfill what's left of your bachelor's degree requirements and the first year of your law degree requirements. Over the next two years you'll complete the remaining law degree requirements and graduate with both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree.
The Capital education is challenging, but it's also supportive, which makes it the perfect fit to prepare you for law school and for life after Capital. Thousands of lives have been transformed by the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms and far beyond them.
High-Impact PracticesLearning is an active process here. Professors and students are engaged in high-impact educational practices proven to help students learn effectively.
Eligible student must meet the following requirements: