Special Programs

Special Programs

Students in all of Stetson University's undergraduate majors can prepare for admission to the Stetson University College of Law or at distinguished law schools around the nation. The university organizes special programs, such as a law school recruiting fairs, visiting lectures by law faculty and LSAT preparation sessions. The university also provides resources that guide students through the admissions process.

All Stetson University undergraduates interested in legal careers benefit from the strong relationship between undergraduate faculty in DeLand and law faculty at the College of Law in Gulfport and Tampa. Through collaborative effort, undergraduate and law faculty have established two noteworthy opportunities for Stetson University undergraduate students to earn a law degree: the 3+3 B.A./J.D. accelerated program and the 4+3 program with direct admission to the College of Law.

3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. Accelerated Admission to the College of Law

Stetson University College of Law has collaborated to offer certain high-performing undergraduate students an opportunity to reduce the time required to earn both a Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor degree. Students seeking a J.D. degree typically complete a four-year undergraduate program followed by three years of law school.

The Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. path allows qualified students to earn both their bachelor's and J.D. degrees in six years.  Stetson Law has Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. program agreements with:

Direct Admission Programs (4+3 Bachelor's/J.D.)

Stetson University College of Law has partnered with several institutions to offer Direct Admission opportunities, commonly known as 4+3 programs.

Students who meet program requirements are automatically admitted to Stetson’s J.D. program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. Students admitted under these agreements will receive a generous partial tuition scholarship.

Partnerships:

Stetson University

Learn more about Direct Admission program requirements with Stetson University

Eckerd College

Requirements:

  • Be a student in any major at Eckerd College who has completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework, with at least 30 semester hours completed through Eckerd College;

  • Complete all requirements for the Eckerd College Bachelor’s degree before matriculating at the College of Law;

  • Earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 in courses taken at Eckerd College;

  • Earn a minimum score on the LSAT at the 50th percentile of the most recent class to matriculate at the College of Law;

  • Apply to the College of Law for admission into the full-time J.D. program between October 1st and May 15th in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study; and

  • Meet the College of Law’s character and fitness requirements and comply with the College of Law’s general admissions policies.

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Requirements:

  • Be a student in any major at USF Sarasota-Manatee who has completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework, with at least 30 semester hours completed through USF Sarasota;

  • Complete all requirements for the USF Sarasota-Manatee Bachelor’s degree before matriculating at the College of Law;

  • Earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 in courses taken at USF Sarasota-Manatee;

  • Earn a minimum score on the LSAT at the 50th percentile of the most recent class to matriculate at the College of Law;

  • Apply to the College of Law for admission into the full-time J.D. program between October 1st and May 15th in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study; and

  • Meet the College of Law’s character and fitness requirements and comply with the College of Law’s general admissions policies.

University of West Florida

Requirements:

  • Be a student in any major at UWF who has completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework;

  • Complete all requirements for the UWF Bachelor’s degree before matriculating at the College of Law;

  • Earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 in courses taken at UWF;

  • Earn a minimum score on the LSAT at the 50th percentile of the most recent class to matriculate at the College of Law;

  • Apply to the College of Law for admission into the full-time J.D. program between October 1st and May 15th in the academic year before the student intends to begin J.D. study; and

  • Meet the College of Law’s character and fitness requirements and comply with the College of Law’s general admissions policies.