Highly motivated legal students can complete a six-year combined B.A. and J.D. degree program through a Nazareth College partnership with Syracuse University College of Law. You complete three years at Nazareth College as a legal studies, political science, history, or philosophy major and then three years at Syracuse University’s College of Law.

The benefits:

  • Save one year's time and about $100,000 compared to the more typical seven-year path to bachelor's and J.D. degrees.
  • Eligible students are guaranteed scholarships based on the terms outlined when accepted to Nazareth College.
  • The conditional acceptance to Syracuse University College of Law, provided at the time of admission to Nazareth College, requires that you complete your undergraduate degree and meet GPA and law school entrance exam performance requirements.
  • Nazareth College pays for LSAT preparation with a Kaplan on-campus program ($1,200 value). Students contribute a $100 registration and processing fee.

Application process:

  1. Only high school seniors are eligible to apply. Complete the Nazareth College admissions process by the chosen deadline.
  2. Submit test scores. Although Nazareth College is a standardized-test-optional college for most programs, an SAT or ACT score is required for the 3+3 law program.
  3. Fill out the 3+3 law online supplemental application form. Once complete, this information will be combined with your Nazareth College application and reviewed by both the Nazareth College admissions team and Syracuse University College of Law.
  4. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview, in person or online.
  5. Admitted students receive official admission to Nazareth College and documentation of conditional admission to Syracuse University College of Law.
  6. To be eligible for any need-based financial aid, please fill out the FAFSA by the appropriate deadline.


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Program Contact

John R. Mordaci

John R. Mordaci

Director of Freshman Admissions in Admissions
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Law school, J.D. law degree program at Syracuse University, NY
Olivia Fontana, law school, J.D. law degree program at Nazareth College and Syracuse University

Student Spotlight

“Learning from practicing legal professionals was a strength of the legal studies program at Nazareth. I was well prepared for the LSAT and for law school from their advice and from legal courses covering case briefing, rule synthesis, legal writing, and research. The 3+3 program is a significant financial savings. I am really excited about everything I am learning and doing here at Syracuse. Law school has been a huge adjustment but I can feel it pushing me beyond my comfort zones and helping me to reach my full potential.” 
— Olivia Fontana, legal studies major at Nazareth, expects to complete her J.D. degree in 2019.

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