Political Science

Varner Hall, Room 418
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2352

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Law School 3+3 Program

Earn a law degree in as little as six years with the Oakland University – Wayne State University Law School, Michigan State University College of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law 3+3 program. This program is open to students majoring in political science, international relations, or public administration and public policy, and allows students to earn an undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) and a law degree (J.D.) in a minimum of six years.

Program Overview

Student majoring in political science, international relations, or public administration and public policy can complete their undergraduate degree at OU while simultaneously working towards a law degree at Wayne State University Law School. With this, students have the opportunity to complete the OU general education and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. After this point, students begin their law school studies and after the first year transfer Wayne State University Law School to Oakland to complete the undergraduate degree. Students then complete the remainder of their J.D. in as little as two additional years.


A total of 30 credits from Wayne State University’s Law School will be counted toward the undergraduate degree for one of these majors. Students must complete the coursework as specified by the major, along with the university’s general education requirements, and then can apply the 30 credits as elective credits toward the 124 required for the undergraduate degree. The 12-credit College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirement is waived for those who participate.


Students interested in this opportunity should contact their academic adviser in the First Year Advising Center, the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office or the Department of Political Science.

First Year Advising Center
(248) 370-3227

CAS Advising Office
(248) 370-4567

Political Science
(248) 370-2352