Environmental Law

The accelerated Environmental Law Advantage program allows students interested in a career in law to complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Geological and Environmental Sciences and a JD law degree in a total of six years, with guaranteed admission into the McGeorge JD program, assuming students meet performance standards.

While students will be well-prepared for an environmental law career, the law program also enables students to practice in any area of law. 

Please visit the university's General Catalog to see coursework.

geological and environmental science clas
A Solid Combination
Geological & Environmental Sciences and Law

The BA in Geological and Environmental Sciences is for liberal arts students with a strong interest in the earth and its environments but do not plan to pursue a career in the sciences. The breadth of a BA in Geological and Environmental Sciences coupled with a law degree is ideal for preparing students for successful careers in law, education or international relations.

You may apply for the program after being admitted to University of the Pacific any time before the start of your second year of undergraduate studies as a full-time sophomore.

  • High school GPA minimum of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT minimum score of 25 or an SAT minimum score of 1050
  • A written application to the BA/JD program detailing your motivation and qualifications must be completed at the time of expressed interest
  • In-person interview with Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty.

You will submit your application to McGeorge School of Law in your junior year and must fulfill all the criteria for admission, including a minimum LSAT score of 153 and a minimum University of the Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.3.