Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

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v_san
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Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:03 pm

So I just started an undergraduate degree at university in a 90- credit program: A major in sociology (42 credits) and a minor in law and society (24 credits). The remaining credits are electives: 18 program- oriented credits and 6 general education credits. Thus forming a total of 90 credits as mentioned earlier. I am interested in applying for the joint degree JD/ MBA after my undergrad, but the thing is I don't know how many credits do law schools require undergraduates prior their entrance to law school. I also heard there's honours programs or even specialization programs in my degree, both worth 120 credits.


What is more preferable, 90 credits or 120 credits? Should I switch?

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby 03152016 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:16 pm

Really? What school?

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:17 pm

Law schools just require a bachelor's degree... but are you sure your entire degree is only 90 credits? Does your school do the standard 1 class = 3 credits? Almost all schools require 120 credits under this system.

Also, you're not going to get into a good mba program directly out of undergrad without gaining work experience first.

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:22 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:Law schools just require a bachelor's degree... but are you sure your entire degree is only 90 credits? Does your school do the standard 1 class = 3 credits? Almost all schools require 120 credits under this system.

Also, you're not going to get into a good mba program directly out of undergrad without gaining work experience first.



Yes, it is 3 credits per class. And I'm also thinking about spending some time off working before doing the MBA degree

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:24 pm

v_san wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:Law schools just require a bachelor's degree... but are you sure your entire degree is only 90 credits? Does your school do the standard 1 class = 3 credits? Almost all schools require 120 credits under this system.

Also, you're not going to get into a good mba program directly out of undergrad without gaining work experience first.



Yes, it is 3 credits per class. And I'm also thinking about spending some time off working before doing the MBA degree


Hmm, only 30 courses for a bachelor's degree. Less than four per semester. Never heard of that. But if that's somehow correct it doesn't matter how many credits you have as long as you have a real bachelor's degree from a real school.

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:40 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:
v_san wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:Law schools just require a bachelor's degree... but are you sure your entire degree is only 90 credits? Does your school do the standard 1 class = 3 credits? Almost all schools require 120 credits under this system.

Also, you're not going to get into a good mba program directly out of undergrad without gaining work experience first.



Yes, it is 3 credits per class. And I'm also thinking about spending some time off working before doing the MBA degree


Hmm, only 30 courses for a bachelor's degree. Less than four per semester. Never heard of that. But if that's somehow correct it doesn't matter how many credits you have as long as you have a real bachelor's degree from a real school.




I'm taking 4 classes. The maximum of credits is 15 but I took 12 credits, this being my first semester

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby 03152016 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:43 pm

Since you're apparently not open to saying what school you go, let's put it this way: is the school a regionally accredited U.S. school?

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:47 pm

Max324 wrote:Since you're apparently not open to saying what school you go, let's put it this way: is the school a regionally accredited U.S. school?



I guess, I'm from Montreal, Canada. It should be. And yes, I want to go to the US to do my law degree

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby 03152016 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:49 pm

v_san wrote:
Max324 wrote:Since you're apparently not open to saying what school you go, let's put it this way: is the school a regionally accredited U.S. school?



I guess, I'm from Montreal, Canada. It should be. And yes, I want to go to the US to do my law degree

There we go, now I see why it's a 90 credit program.

ETA: I was just making sure you weren't doing some weird ITT or Devry-type thing.
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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:50 pm

Max324 wrote:
v_san wrote:
Max324 wrote:Since you're apparently not open to saying what school you go, let's put it this way: is the school a regionally accredited U.S. school?



I guess, I'm from Montreal, Canada. It should be. And yes, I want to go to the US to do my law degree

There we go, now I see why it's a 90 credit program.



Concordia University

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Re: Undergraduate: number of credits needed before law school

Postby v_san » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:51 pm

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