Journalism/Law 3+3

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Students who have met all requirements specified for an SJMC undergraduate major, and who gain admission to the Law School, may start law school during their fourth year of enrollment.

Thirty-nine to 44 credit hours must be completed in an SJMC major (Advertising, Digital Media Production, Magazine Media, News, Public Relations, or Strategic Political Communication).

The SJMC will accept 21 to 24 hours of Law School credits as counting toward the 124 required for graduation and as satisfying area of concentration requirements.

  • Law hours will not count toward the SJMC’s requirement for Arts and Sciences courses.
  • Law courses will count toward the required hours outside of journalism.

Once a student has successfully completed law school courses necessary to fulfill the required 124 hours of coursework for the bachelor’s degree, the bachelor’s degree will be awarded.

A student may withdraw from the journalism/3+3 law program at any time and complete his/her undergraduate study for the bachelor’s degree.

March 6, 2018
The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize six exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.