Mount Union recognizes that certain students have the motivation, capacity, and readiness to complete their undergraduate education and law degree training in an accelerated manner. The 3+3 Political Science and Law Program allows highly motivated students to complete all requirements for both an undergraduate degree in political science and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Akron School of Law or Capital University Law School in six years of full-time study, as opposed to the traditional seven-year period of study.
Under the 3+3 Program, students will complete three years of full-time study at Mount Union, followed by three years of full-time study at Akron Law or Capital Law. During the fourth year of study, the student will become a full-time, first-year law student at the Akron Law or Capital Law campuses rather than return to the Mount Union campus for a "senior" year.
Benefits of a 3+3 Program
- Based on the accelerated format, students save a year’s worth of undergraduate tuition and living expenses and get a jump start on entering the workforce.
- Both institutions provide opportunities to network and connect with alumni in the field, including federal and state judges, elected officials, and leaders of law firms and corporations.
- If the below requirements are met, students will earn direct-entry into a program, saving time and money from applying to multiple law schools.