This intellectually demanding curriculum will prepare you for pursuit in the legal profession, whether as a practicing attorney, member of the judiciary or other public official, or careers in government, business and education.
Specifically, under this program, undergraduate students majoring in the arts, sciences or business will be assured admission to USF’s Law School if they enroll in the program, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2, earn at least a 56th percentile score on the LSAT, and complete either the Legal Studies minor or Criminal Justice Studies minor.
You can sign up for the 4+3 Program at any time, there are no prerequisites, but preferably by the end of the spring semester of your sophomore year.
Earn two degrees in six years. If you begin your freshman year at USF and complete three years of bachelor’s degree coursework, you can then transition into three years of law school. That will save you two semesters (one academic year) of undergraduate tuition and classes. You’ll graduate with a Bachelor’s degree your fourth year, and already have one year of law school under your belt.
This program is for transfer students from select community colleges majoring in the arts, sciences or business at USF.
Tuition & Aid
Students enrolled in a Pre-Law program will be charged the undergraduate tuition rate for the undergraduate years of the program and will be charged the full-time law school tuition rate for the graduate level years.
For those students who apply for and are eligible for financial aid, undergraduate merit scholarships and undergraduate need-based tuition grants, as well as federal undergraduate grants and loans can be used to pay for the first three years of the program. For years four through six, students will be considered graduate students and will be eligible for federal student loan programs or, if qualified, the School of Law scholarship programs.