The Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) supports the 3 + 3 opportunity with the College of Law (CoL) at FIU for eligible students. This opportunity is extended to exceptional students within specific major programs to reduce the time and expense for a JD degree by one year of coursework.

To take advantage of this opportunity, the student must have an upper-division plan of study that allows for the completion of the baccalaureate degree and meet the below requirements. Interested students should consult with their respective criminal justice departmental advisor. After the consultation, the first step is to apply to the College of Law (CoL) at FIU.

  • Applying to FIU's College of Law

    Criminal Justice Students in their Junior year (3rd year) who meet the below requirements are eligible to apply for admissions to the JD Program at the College of Law (CoL) at FIU:

    1. Prior to the Fall semester of their senior year, students will have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours.
    2. Prior to the Fall semester of their senior year, students must have satisfied all University, School, and Major requirements with the exception of the minimum 120 credits.
    3. Students will have a minimum GPA of 3.50 as calculated by the Credential Assembly Service of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).
    4. Students will have a minimum LSAT score of 155 (or the median LSAT score of the previous entering COL class) prior to March of the year they wish to matriculate at the College of Law.


    Meeting these four requirements for the application to be considered does not guarantee that the student will gain admission to the FIU College of Law. There will be an interview as part of the evaluation of the application.

  • Summary of the Program
    After meeting all the above requirements, the student applies for admissions to the CoL. After admissions and upon successful completion of the 1st year COL courses, students will be allowed to count those 30 credit hours toward the FIU undergraduate program and earn the baccalaureate degree (90+30=120). Students will then continue the normal COL curriculum and complete the JD in the remaining 2 years.