Business Law/JD Degree Accelerated, BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Law/JD Degree Accelerated, BBA (602003BS)

Undergraduate business students can earn their BBA and JD in six years instead of seven. To complete law school, you typically need four years to complete a bachelor’s degree and three years to complete a law degree (juris doctor degree).

Akron Law’s new 3 + 3 Program allows eligible undergraduate students participating in partner programs to apply to Akron Law in their junior year of college.

Students admitted under the program fulfill their senior year of undergraduate credits through the successful completion of their first-year law school courses, allowing them to graduate with both a bachelor’s and law degree in just six years, saving a year of tuition and related costs, and they begin their legal careers a year ahead of time.

Requirements for Admission

Pursuant to Akron Law’s 3 + 3 policy, an applicant must be in his or her junior year and participating in a partner program. Applicants must also meet his or her undergraduate institution’s criteria for eligibility.

Typically, you must have a 3.4 grade point average and 150 LSAT score to qualify for admission. However, this might vary depending on your program. Each undergraduate institution determines which majors and programs are eligible for participation. 

College of Business Undergraduate Programs 
(330) 972-7042 
College of Business room 260

The following information has official approval of The College of Business and The School of Law, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 

Three year accelerated option: for first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through College Credit Plus Program (CCP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or CCP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or grade in a CCP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.



General Education Requirements *34
Additional Business Requirements15
College of Business Core42
Law Requirements29
Total Hours120

Several courses required for the major also satisfy General Education requirements. The University minimum of 36 credits are required for General Education and credit for these courses will apply to multiple requirements. 

General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning2
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours36

Additional Business Requirements

General Education Mathematics Requirement
MATH:145Algebra for Calculus4
Required Business Courses
BUSN:110College of Business Success Seminar 11
BUSN:111Professional Development Seminar 11
FPL:200Foundations of Personal Finance3
ENTRE:201Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BLAW:323International Business Law3
Recommended Business Courses
BUSN:200Personal Leadership Skills
Total Hours15

Only required for new first-year students. Transfer students are excluded from this requirement.

College of Business Core1

ECON:201Principles of Macroeconomics 23
or ECON:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis
BUSN:230Business Communication3
ACCT:201Accounting Principles I3
ACCT:202Accounting Principles II3
ACCT:250Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis3
BLAW:220Legal & Social Environment of Business3
FIN:301Principles of Finance3
MGMT:304Business Statistics3
MGMT:201Management: Principles & Concepts3
MGMT:305Business Analytics3
MGMT:490Strategic Management3
SCM:330Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management3
MKTG:205Marketing Principles3
INTB:205International Business3
Total Hours42

Student must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 across the College of Business Core. 


Students cannot get credit for both ECON:201 and ECON:244.  

Law Requirements1

LAWX:601Civil Procedure - Federal Jurisdiction3
LAWX:602Civil Procedure - Federal Litigation3
LAWX:607Criminal Law3
LAWX:609Fundamentals of Lawyering 20
LAWX:619Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing I (LARW I)3
LAWX:620Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II (LARW II)3
LAWX:676Legislation and Regulation2
Total Hours29

Students must be admitted to the School of Law.


Required for some students.

Graduation Requirements – Review DPR for Status

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • College of Business residency = Last 15 credits earned in the College of Business
  • Overall GPA = 2.3
  • Major GPA = 2.0

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUSN:110 College of Business Success Seminar 1
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
COMM:105 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
MATH:145 Algebra for Calculus 4
SOCIO:100 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities Requirement 3
Spring Semester
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
BUSN:111 Professional Development Seminar 1
Natural Science with Lab Requirement 4
Arts Requirement 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECON:200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACCT:201 Accounting Principles I 3
ACCT:250 Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis 3
BLAW:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
MKTG:205 Marketing Principles 3
Spring Semester
ECON:201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSN:230 Business Communication 3
ACCT:202 Accounting Principles II 3
MGMT:201 Management: Principles & Concepts 3
MGMT:304 Business Statistics 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
INTB:205 International Business 3
FIN:301 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT:305 Business Analytics 3
ENTRE:201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
SCM:330 Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management 3
Spring Semester
FPL:200 Foundations of Personal Finance 3
MGMT:490 Strategic Management 3
BLAW:323 International Business Law 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
LAWX:601 Civil Procedure - Federal Jurisdiction 3
LAWX:611 Contracts 4
LAWX:619 Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing I (LARW I) 3
LAWX:625 Torts 4
Spring Semester
LAWX:602 Civil Procedure - Federal Litigation 3
LAWX:620 Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II (LARW II) 3
LAWX:645 Property 4
LAWX:609 Fundamentals of Lawyering 1 0
LAWX:676 Legislation and Regulation 2
LAWX:607 Criminal Law 3
 Total Hours123
Required for some students.