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History, B.A. to Law, J.D. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's accelerated 3+3 history bachelor's-to-J.D. program allows students to apply a maximum of 30 first-year law school credits to their undergraduate degree program and receive their bachelor’s degree after the successful completion of the first year of SLU LAW

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

History, B.A.

Law, J.D.

Accreditation

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 are eligible to apply to the B.A. in History/J.D. accelerated program any time in their undergraduate career after having completed between 15 and 48 credits at SLU. Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA to continue in the accelerated program. After having completed 75 credits, students will submit an application to SLU Law.

If admitted to SLU Law, these students will begin their J.D. program in their fourth year. The first year of law school coursework will count as elective credit toward the undergraduate bachelor’s degree. Thus, the College of Arts and Sciences will award students their degrees after the successful completion of their first year of law school and student submission of a graduation application. 

Students will be required to complete at least 75% of course credits necessary to earn their undergraduate degree (e.g., minimum 90 credits) before matriculating into the first year of law school. These credits must include college core curriculum requirements (48 to 51 credits) and history major requirements (36 credits). All core curriculum and major requirements will be met before students matriculate. 

Students not admitted to SLU Law will remain eligible to receive a B.A. in History from the College of Arts and Sciences upon successful completion of 120 credits. 

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
HIST 1110
or HIST 1120
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
or Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
3
A&S Core Course 12
 Credits15
Spring
HIST 1710 China and Japan Since 1600 3
HIST 2800 Historian's Craft: Methods Proseminar 3
A&S Core Course 9
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
HIST 1600 History of the United States of America to 1865 3
HIST 3090 The Age of Renaissance 3
A&S Core Course 9
 Credits15
Spring
HIST 3480 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 3
HIST 3250 World in Conflict Since 1945 3
A&S Core Course 9
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
HIST 3660 History of Nature in America 3
HIST 3250 World in Conflict Since 1945 3
A&S Core Course 9
 Credits15
Spring
HIST 4900
or HIST 4901
or HIST 4902
Seminar in European History
or Sem: American History
or Seminar in World History
3
HIST 4910 Internship/History in Practice 3
A&S Core Course 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits90

School of Law

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
LAW 7000 Civil Procedure 4
LAW 7005 Criminal Law 3
LAW 7015 Torts 4
LAW 7020 Legal Research and Writing I 3
LAW 7040 Introduction to Legal Studies I 1
 Credits15
Spring
LAW 7010 Contracts I 4
LAW 7021 Legal Research and Writing II 3
LAW 7025 Constitutional Law I 3
LAW 7030 Property 4
LAW 7033 Law Office Technology 1
 Credits15
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 23
 Credits31
 Total Credits91