B.A. in Law and Justice Online

B.A. in Law and Justice Online

B.A. in Law and Justice Online

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.

  • 17 Courses/ 51 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 36 S.H.
LAWJ 05175 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
LAWJ 05200 Introduction to Corrections 3
LAWJ 05255 Criminal Law 3
LAWJ 05356 Criminal Justice Internship I 3
LAWJ 05369 Theories of Crime and Criminality 3
LAWJ 05380 Criminal Justice Research 3
LAWJ 05401 Law & Human Rights 3
LAWJ 05469 Seminar in Law/Justice (Writing Intensive) 3
  Law and Justice Elective 3
  Law and Justice Elective 3
  Law and Justice Elective 3
  Law and Justice Elective 3
Non-Program Required Courses: 15 S.H.
SOC 08221 Social Problems 3
POSC 07110 American Government 3
PHIL 09150 Introduction to Ethics 3
PSY 01107 Essentials of Psychology 3
STAT 02101 Statistical Literacy 3
  • 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

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 September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1