Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science - Detroit Mercy Law School, Michigan State University Law School, and Wayne State University Law School 3+3 Programs

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Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.


The Department of Political Science participates in the Oakland University - Detroit Mercy Law School 3+3 program, the Oakland University - Michigan State University 3+3 program, and the Oakland University - Wayne State University 3+3 program, which allow students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) and a law degree (J.D.) in a minimum of 6 years. Students majoring in political science, international relations, or public administration and public policy may participate.

Up to 30 credits from University of Detroit Mercy’s Law School, Michigan State University’s Law School, or Wayne State University’s Law School will be counted toward the undergraduate degree for one of these majors. Students must complete the coursework as specified by the major, along with the university’s General Education Requirements, and then can apply to the UDM Law, MSU Law, or WSU Law program. Once admitted and on the successful completion of the first year of law school, students can apply the 30 credits from UDM Law, MSU Law, or WSU Law as elective credits toward the 124 required for the undergraduate degree. The 12-credit College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirement is waived for those who participate.

Students interested in this opportunity should contact their academic adviser in the First Year Advising Center, the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office, or the Department of Political Science. (Students may contact the department at (248) 370-2352 or via polisci@oakland.edu to find out the name of their faculty adviser.)

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