B.A. in Law and Justice Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice degree offers students solid academic preparation in criminal law and the criminal justice system with an interdisciplinary approach to coursework that enhances critical thinking, reasoning, writing, and logic skills. It prepares students for professional careers in four major areas: law enforcement and security services, court services, corrections, and human services. Since many of the students who enter the program express an interest in preparation for graduate study and professional schools, the program also offers majors the rigorous preparation necessary to achieve such goals. To learn more about this program as an alumni or student of a Rowan College partner, please refer here.

Curriculum

Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 s.h. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The B.A. in Law & Justice degree completion program is a full-time program that provides students with 60 of the required semester hours. It is possible to complete the program in approximately 4 to 5 consecutive semesters.

Coursework

Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Section Tally.

Required Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
LAWJ 05200 Introduction To Corrections 3
LAWJ 05326 International Terrorism 3
LAWJ 05175 Survey Of Criminal Justice 3
LAWJ 05255 Criminal Law 3
LAWJ 05401 Law and Human Rights 3
LAWJ 05361 Introduction to Juvenile Justice 3
LAWJ 05305 Law And Evidence 3
LAWJ 05356 Criminal Justice Internship I 3
LAWJ 05369 Theories of Crime and Criminality 3
LAWJ 05324 Sentencing And The Rights Of The Convicted 3
LAWJ 05380 Criminal Justice Research 3
LAWJ 05469 Seminar In Law/Justice (Writing Intensive) 3
LAWJ 05324 Sentence/Rights Convicted 3

In addition to the coursework listed above another 24 credits of coursework is required.

Total Program Semester Hours: 60

Admissions Requirements

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.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • 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.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 2017 08/29/2017 07/01/2017
Spring 2018 01/16/2018 11/01/2017

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$455 -- $455