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Prospective Students

The Law and Justice Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Law and Justice degree as well as a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminal Justice degree. Exceptional students who are enrolled in the B.A. program have the opporunity to apply for our dual degree program after their second year, where they can earn both the undergraduate B.A. and Graduate M.A. degree in just five years. Learn more about this exciting opportunity here. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to earn several certificates of undergraduate education that provide specilization in a sub-field of criminal justice. Check back for a list of our certificate's of undergraduate study.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Department of Law and Justice Studies is to increase our 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.

Our Faculty

Law and Justice Studies faculty are respected scholars, cutting-edge researchers and dedicated teachers. Our full time faculty range from scholars with Ph.D.s, Lawyers with J.D.s, and criminal justice practicioners with real world experience. The diversity of our faculty ensures that students will receive a well-rounded educational experience that emphasizes theory, research and pratice. Please visit the Faculty & Staff page to learn more about our professors.


For information about admission requirements and applying to Rowan University, please visit the Admissions Web site.