The Rowan University Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice Studies degree offers students solid academic preparation in the law and the criminal justice system with an interdisciplinary approach to coursework. The program aims to increase students’ knowledge of crime and society’s response to crime while enhancing their critical thinking, reasoning, writing, and logic skills. Through evaluation and analysis of criminal justice policies and programs, law, and correlates and causes of crime, students will gain a thorough understanding of the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice decision making on social and community justice, victims and offenders. The program prepares students for professional careers in such areas as law enforcement and security services, court services, corrections, and human services, and offers the rigorous preparation necessary to eventually pursue graduate studies and professional school programs.
Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 S.H. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education (Freshmen beginning Fall 2018 or later must meet Rowan Core requirements) and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The B.A. in Law & Justice program is a full-time/part-time program offered online through Rowan University, that provides students with 51 of the required semester hours.
The following courses make up the B.A. in Law & Justice Online program. The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Section Tally.
Choose one from the following: LAWJ 05200, LAWJ 05201 Introduction to Courts, or LAWJ 05202 American Police
Choose one from the following: POSC 07110 or POSC 07100 Intro to Government and Politics
Choose one from the following: PHIL 09150, PHIL 09120 Introduction to Philosophy, or PHIL 09241 Philosophy and Society
Choose one from the following: PSY 01107, PSY 01106 Psychology of Scientific Thinking
Choose one from the following: STAT 02101 or STAT 02100 Elementary Statistics
Total Program Semester Hours: 51
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Associate’s Degree or 24 semester hours of transferable college credits
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the B.A. in Law and Justice Online program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Students enrolled in 13 or more semester hours will pay a flat rate of: $6,051.78
RCBC or RCGC students: $5,900.49
Students enrolled in 18 or more semester hours will pay $386.85 per semester hour in addition to the flat rate.
Alumni of RCBC or RCGC click here for details regarding the tuition rate.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.