Six-year Engineering/Law Program
Gain a Career Advantage
Technological innovations are expanding rapidly in telecommunication, medicine, energy, and manufacturing. Whether they’re looking to protect intellectual property for a new phone app or working with a pharmaceutical company to get a breakthrough medical protocol approved by the FDA, companies and law firms are looking for people who possess expertise in both engineering and law. The accelerated Six-year Engineering/Law program at Western New England University will give you the technical and legal education to take your career in many exciting directions.
Earn Two Degrees in Six Years Instead of Seven
• A Unique Program—Western New England is the only university in the northeast to offer a joint six-year BS in Engineering and JD law degree program to students majoring in Biomedical, Computer, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering.
• Get a Jumpstart on Your Career— Finish both degrees in just six years, saving both time and money.
• Accepted!—Earn provisional acceptance to the School of Law when you are accepted to the program as an undergraduate.
Students interested in this unique program need a minimum SAT Math score of 650 and a minimum Critical Reading SAT score of 650 or ACT equivalent scores of 29 in English, Math, and Composite and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students need to maintain a 3.3 undergraduate GPA in order to maintain their provisional acceptance to the School of Law. Following the sophomore year, students take the LSAT and need to score above the 50th percentile of the previous year’s matriculating law class. Students not meeting these pre-college requirements, but who have demonstrated superior performance in their studies at the University, may petition to be considered for the accelerated degree sequence at the end of their sophomore year.
The School of Law
While you earn your JD at Western New England University School of Law you will get an unparalleled educational experience. The ABA-accredited School of Law offers small class sizes and a close-knit environment where students enjoy continual interaction with faculty and peers and are afforded a variety of internship and clinical opportunities. The education is rigorous and practical, providing you the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences to thrive in the legal profession. Our more than 7,000 law graduates have pursued careers across a broad spectrum of practices.
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by ABET. Our new Civil and Computer Engineering programs will follow the application process for accreditation as outlined by ABET, Inc. The JD law program is accredited by the American Bar Association.