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The Law and Justice Studies program 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. An internship in an appropriate criminal justice or related agency is required in order to provide students with experience, making their class work more meaningful.
Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice Studies requires a total of 120 semester hours consisting of 31 semester hours of general education requirements, 12 semester hours of Rowan Experience courses, 23 semester hours of general education electives, 18 non-major requirements, and 36 semester hours of Law and Justice requirements. All Law and Justice majors must earn a C- or better in all Rowan Experience courses, all required non-major courses, and all Law and Justice requirements.
Students can access the Law and Justice Studies Department Program Guide here.
To fulfill the 36 semester hours (s.h.) of Law and Justice requirements, students must take:
A. Required Courses (24 s.h.)
Any ONE of the following:
B. Law and Justice Studies Electives (12 Required s.h.)
Law & Justice Studies majors must take at least 12 s.h. in Law and Justice Studies electives from the following:
Additional Law and Justice Courses
NOTE: Internships can be taken for 6 s.h.(as Criminal Justice Intership I and Criminal Justice Intership II) and the extra 3 s.h. can be used as Law and Justice Studies or Outside Free Electives.
For more details on the requirements for the B.A. major in Law and Justice Studies, including information on the 84 remainaing semester hours of general education requirements, Rowan Experience courses, general education electives, and non-major requirements, see the Undergraduate Catalog.
Minor in Law and Justice Studies
A minor consisting of 21 s.h. in Law and Justice Studies is available to all students. All students minoring in Law and Justice Studies must take the following classes:
In addition, students must take any four additional Law & Justice Studies courses. Students must earn a C- or better in all courses for the minor.
To delcare a minor, go to the University Advising Center, Room 323, Savitz Hall 856-256-4459.
Mayra Arroyo (last name A-L), at 856.256.4662 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ivelisse Silva (last name M-Z), at 856.256.5718 email@example.com