Business Bachelor's to Law, J.D. Accelerated Program

Pre-professional study is a strength at Saint Louis University, and business is a great foundation for the study of law. The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business and the Saint Louis University School of Law offer a 3+3 combined bachelor’s degree and law degree. This program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of the traditional seven years.

The 3+3 combined bachelor's and law degree may be of particular interest to students in SLU's Business Scholars program, who will complete their bachelor's degree in three years, and may also be of interest to any business student on track to complete their undergraduate studies in three years. 

For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Law, J.D.

Accounting, B.S.

Business Technology Management, B.S.

Economics, B.S.

Entrepreneurship, B.S.

Finance, B.S.

International Business, B.S.

Leadership and Human Resource Management, B.S.

Marketing, B.S.

Sports Business, B.S.

Accreditation 

The Saint Louis University Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation. 

The accounting program is also separately accredited by the AACSB, one of only 189 schools to have earned this distinction.

Saint Louis University School of Law has been continuously accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since December 1924. The accrediting body is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

Students with a minimum 3.70 undergraduate grade point average GPA at the time of application to the School of Law (during the third year of the undergraduate program) will receive guaranteed admission to the law school.

Students will need to submit an LSAT score at the time of application to the School of Law. This score will not be taken into consideration for admission into the School of Law but will be used for consideration in any merit-based scholarship decision. 

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
MATH 1320
Survey of Calculus
or Calculus I
3
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
BIZ 1000 Business Foundations 1
BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab 0
 Credits16
Spring
ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting 3
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
ECON 3120
Intermediate Macroeconomics
or Intermediate Microeconomics
3
IB 2000 Introduction to International Business 3
OPM 2070 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MATH ElectiveMust be approved by Advisor 3
 Credits18
Summer
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
ACCT 2220 Accounting for Decision Making 3
ECON 3140
Intermediate Microeconomics
or Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance 3
MGT 3000 Management Theory and Practice 3
MKT 3000 Introduction to Marketing Management 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3
 Credits18
Spring
MGT 2000 Legal Environment of Business I 3
OPM 3050 Introduction to Management Science and Operations Management 3
BIZ 3000 Career Foundations 1
THEO 2XXX2000-level Theology Elective 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
 Credits16
Summer
HIST 1110
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
or Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
3
Natural ScienceCourse to meet Natural Science Core Requirement 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
ENGL 4000 Professional Writing (or FPA Core Requirement) 3
Math/Natural ScienceNatural Science Core Requirement or MATH approved by Advisor 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course or General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIZ 4000 Business Capstone 1
MGT 4000 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Social ScienceCourse to meet Social Science Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
ENGL 3XXXX-4XXXCourse to meet English Literature Core Requirement 3
Social ScienceCourse to meet Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
LAW 7000 Civil Procedure I 2
LAW 7005 Criminal Law 3
LAW 7010 Contracts I 3
LAW 7015 Torts 4
LAW 7020 Legal Research and Writing I 3
LAW 7040 Introduction to Legal Studies I .5
 Credits15.5
Spring
LAW 7001 Civil Procedure II 3
LAW 7011 Contracts II 2
LAW 7021 Legal Research and Writing II 3
LAW 7025 Constitutional Law I 3
LAW 7030 Property 4
LAW 7041 Introduction to Legal Studies II .5
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Fall
LAW 7100 Legal Profession 3
 
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 12
 Credits15
Spring
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 15
 Credits15
Year Three
Seminar 2
Experiential coursework 6
Law ElectiveAny LAW Course 22
 Credits30
 Total Credits91