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.
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.
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.