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Pre-Law Programs

The Pre-Law programs are joint offerings of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management and the School of Law that provides USF undergraduate students with the necessary background for a successful law school program and admission into the USF School of Law for qualified students.

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.

Our Programs

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.

BA/BS-JD (4+3)

Undergraduates should sign up for the 4+3 Program as soon as possible (there are no prerequisites), and preferably by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year.

BA/BS-JD (3+3)

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.

BA/BS-JD (2+2+3)

This program is for transfer students from select community colleges majoring in the arts, sciences or business at USF.

    • Antelope Valley College, Lancaster
    • Bakersfield College
    • Chabot College, Hayward
    • Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga
    • College of Alameda
    • College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita
    • College of the Sequoias, Visalia
    • Contra Costa College, San Pablo
    • Fresno City College
    • Gavilan College, Gilroy
    • Hartnell College, Salinas
    • Los Angeles City College
    • Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar
    • Merritt College, Oakland
    • Oxnard College
    • Rio Hondo College, Whittier
    • Riverside City College
    • Sacramento City College
    • San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton
    • San Jose City College, Santa Ana College
    • Solano Community College, Fairfield
    • Southwestern College, Chula Vista
    • Ventura College

    Students attending community colleges without a formal agreement with the University of San Francisco are welcome to apply.

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.

Pre-Law Programs

2130 Fulton St.
Kalmanovitz Hall 277
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.