About the Program
The dual Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice/Master of Arts in Criminal Justice is intended for those planning to hold leadership positions in criminal justice agencies; federal, state, local, or non-profit research; or pursue doctoral level studies. Upon completion of both degrees, graduates will have an understanding of the causes of crime, the impact of law on society and contemporary issues in policing, courts and corrections.
The dual degree 4+1 program is designed to be completed in five years. Students typically apply during their junior year. If admitted, the senior year (fourth year) marks the official start of the dual degree 4+1 program. During this year, students will be matriculated as undergraduate 4+1 students and will usually enroll in up to 12 graduate credits while also completing any remaining undergraduate B.A in Law and Justice and general education course requirements. The 12 graduate credits double-count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. If approved to officially continue in the graduate portion of the program, during year five students will be matriculated as graduate 4+1 students and their coursework will include the remaining graduate credits required for the Master’s degree.
For more information including recommended course sequence and admissions requirements, or to apply to the Accelerated B.A. in Law & Justice/M.A. in Criminal Justice program, please visit Criminal Justice @ Rowan University.