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Six-year Engineering/Law

College of Engineering | School of Law

Technological innovations are expanding rapidly in telecommunication, medicine, energy, and manufacturing. Whether you'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.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Curriculum

General Education and Engineering requirements fill the schedule during the first three years of the program. Students need to maintain a 3.3 undergraduate GPA in order to maintain their provisional acceptance to the School of Law. During the fourth year, students will be completing their BS in Engineering and begin taking classes at the School of Law. These law classes are offered in the evening so there is no conflict with the engineering courses. The summer following senior year is spent finishing up the requirements of the first year of law school and puts the student on track to complete the law degree in just two additional years. These final two years of the program follow the standard School of Law timetable.

Billing

Six-Year Engineering/Law Dual Degree Billing (Tuition charges are billed at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester)

  • Years 1-3: Full time undergraduate Engineering tuition
  • Year 4: Full time Juris Doctor tuition + 25% undergraduate Engineering tuition
  • Years 5-6: Full time Juris Doctor tuition

* Included in the Six-Year Engineering/Law dual degree tuition is the ability for students to enroll in up to 10 law credits at WNE School of Law during the summers at no additional cost 

Cost Savings

Students in the Six-Year Engineering/Law dual degree program save a year of time on their journey to earning both degrees. They also save 75% off the cost of tuition for one year in the Engineering program. The comparison below illustrates the cost savings.

Cost of earning BS in Engineering and Juris Doctor degrees separately (not including scholarships)

Engineering Year 1: $41,750
Engineering Year 2: $41,750
Engineering Year 3: $41,750
Engineering Year 4: $41,750
Juris Doctor Year 1: $46,050
Juris Doctor Year 2: $46,050
Juris Doctor Year 3: $46,050
Total:                       $305,150 

Cost Savings in Six-Year Engineering/Law Dual Degree Program (not including scholarships)

Engineering Year 1: $41,750
Engineering Year 2: $41,750
Engineering Year 3: $41,750
Year 4: Full-time Law Tuition ($46,050) + 25% Engineering tuition ($10,437)
Juris Doctor Year 2: $46,050
Juris Doctor Year 3: $46,050
Total:                        $273,837 (a minimum savings of $31,313)

†Tuition figures are based on 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Does not include fees. Undergraduate students are eligible for merit scholarships (ranging from $12,000-$24,000 annually for 2022-2023). JD students are also eligible for competitive merit scholarships that reflect the heightened admissions requirements to qualify for the dual degree program.