The six-year integrated sequence leads to both the B.S. in engineering and engineering technology and J.D. degrees and is open to all undergraduate students majoring in engineering or engineering technology who have senior standing and have finished at least 100 credit hours of undergraduate course work with a minimum GPA of 3.25. In addition to applying for the combined degree program through the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s Office of the Senior Associate Dean, students must also make a separate application to the College of Law’s Office of Admissions for admission to the College of Law under the special provisions of this program. As part of the application to the College of Law, applicants must take the LSAT no later than February of their junior year and must receive a score above the 50th percentile of the previous year’s matriculating law class.
General education and Engineering or Engineering Technology requirements fill the schedule during the first three years of the program. Students admitted to the program will need to take a minimum of 6 semester hours of engineering courses in the summer following their third year and up to 6 additional semester hours of engineering courses in the summer following their fourth year. Beginning with the first semester of their fourth year, students will be completing their B.S. degree and will begin taking classes at the College of Law. The final two years of the program will be comprised only of College of Law courses. Students admitted to the integrated Engineering, Technology and Law program will receive up to 9 semester hours towards their B.S. degree technical elective requirements as a result of successful completion of their first-year law courses. In addition, up to 6 semester hours of 400-level engineering courses will be counted towards the law degree.
Once students have been accepted into the integrated program and have matriculated in the College of Law at the beginning of Year 4, they must have their schedules approved by the College of Law associate dean for student services each semester until they have completed all courses ordinarily required of first-year law students. Finally, to be eligible to continue in the program, students must receive their B.S. degree no later than December of Year 5 (the second year of law school).