3+3 Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law students at Niagara University have access to two accelerated pathways to a law degree. Specifically, under agreements with the University at Buffalo and St. John's University, qualifying students can enter law school after just three years at Niagara. Students who meet the program's requirements will thus have the chance to earn their bachelor's degree from Niagara and their juris doctor degree from either UB Law School or St. John's Law School in a total of six years instead of the usual seven. 


The accelerated bachelor's to J.D. (3+3) program is open to Pre-Law students majoring in Criminology & Criminal Justice, English, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology. Each of these departments has established an accelerated curriculum for qualifying students. Additionally, students must meet stringent criteria for admission to UB Law School or St. John's Law School, including having a GPA of at least 3.5 and an LSAT or GRE score at or above the threshold set by the law school.

Questions? For more information about Niagara's 3+3 program, please contact Pre-Law Advisor, Kevin Hinkley.