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3+3 Program

in partnership with

California Baptist University

Earn your BA and JD in less time through a special partnership between California Baptist University and Trinity Law School.

The Political Science Major with an emphasis in Pre-Law is a partnership program between California Baptist University and Trinity Law School that provides students majoring in Political Science at Cal Baptist University with the opportunity to prepare themselves to succeed in law school and to complete a baccalaureate degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of seven. Upon transferring to Trinity, CBU students will receive a 50% Christian College Scholarship. For more information, CBU students should contact Dr. Chris McHorney, Department of History and Government Chair, at 951-343-4757 or cmchorney@calbaptist.edu.

COMPLETE 3 YEARS AS A POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR AT CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY.

Lower Division Requirements

American Government (POL213)
State and Local Government (POL223)

Upper Division Requirements

Christianity and Citizenship (POL431)
Research Methods in Political Science (POL450)
Senior Project (POL499)

Pre-Law Requirements

Logic (PHI300)
Ethics (PHI323)
Applied Ethics (PHI324)
Law and Literature (POL330)
Pre-Law Internship (POL440)
Administrative Law and Bureaucracy (POL453)
Constitutional Law I (POL484)

Political Philosophy Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

Classical Political Philosophy (POL423)
Modern Political Philosophy (POL425)
Critical Political Philosophy and Postmodernism (POL429)

For additional requirements, please see the CBU Undergraduate Catalog. In the event of a conflict, the information stated in the catalog is binding.

THEN, TRANSFER TO TRINITY LAW SCHOOL TO COMPLETE YOUR JD.

FIRST YEAR

Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Contracts 1 & 2
Torts 1 & 2
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Legal Institutions and Values
Business Organizations

SECOND YEAR

Professional Responsibility & Ethics
Community Property
Jurisprudence
Civil Procedure 1 & 2
Property 1 & 2
Constitutional Law 1 & 2
Evidence 1 & 2

THIRD YEAR

Legal Research and Writing 3
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Remedies
Advanced Legal Synthesis
Electives

Other Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to sustain candidacy in the 3+3 program.
  • Complete all CBU residency and general education requirements*
  • Complete all requirements for the Political Science Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis*
  • Complete a minimum of ninety-eight (98) semester units of undergraduate study.*
  • Receive an LSAT score of 143 or higher by the first semester of the junior year
  • Complete the Trinity Law School application process by the first semester of the junior year

*Requirement must be satisfied prior to transfer to Trinity Law School.

For more information, CBU students should contact Dr. Chris McHorney, Department of History and Government Chair, at 951-343-4757 or cmchorney@calbaptist.edu.

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