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Geological and Environmental Sciences
Laura Rademacher
Department Chair
Pacific Geosciences Center
1051 West Mendocino Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

BA in Geological & Environmental Sciences + JD in Law

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.  

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.    

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

Students must have a high school GPA minimum of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and an ACT minimum score of 25 or an SAT minimum score of 1050. A written application to the BA/JD program detailing the student's motivation and qualifications must be completed at the time of expressed interest, including a mandatory in-person interview with GESC faculty.  

Students will submit their application to McGeorge School of Law in their 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.