B.A. in Law & Justice

About the Program


This degree completion program is offered in partnership with Gloucester County College and is intended for students who have completed their Associate’s degree and wish to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice. The Rowan University Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law & Justice (LAWJ) 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. The program also offers students the rigorous preparation necessary to eventually pursue graduate studies and professional school programs. Refer to RU@GCC for further details pertaining to Gloucester County College alumni/students interested in pursuing this program.


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Curriculum - Program Code: .CXBA-LAWJ / Major Code: 2105


Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours 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.



The B.A. in Law & Justice degree completion program is offered in a blended format with up to 50% of the courses offered face-to-face on the campus of Gloucester County College and approximately 50% offered online. The following courses comprise the 60 semester hours provided by the degree completion program. Students will work with an advisor to evaluate eligible transfer credits and determine their entire degree program.


Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
LAWJ 05.200 Introduction to Corrections 3
LAWJ 05.395 Incarceration Experience 3
LAWJ 05.175 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
LAWJ 05.255 Criminal Law 3
LAWJ 05.401 Law & Human Rights 3
LAWJ 05.361 Introduction to Juvenile Justice 3
PR 06.310 Introduction to PR/Advertising Research 3
PR 99.362 Public Opinion (Pre-req: PR 06.310) 3
PHIL 09.120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 09.241 Philosophy & Society
(Pre-req: College Comp. I & II)
LAWJ 05.305 Law & Evidence 3
LAWJ 05.356 Criminal Justice Internship
(Pre-reqs: 24 LAWJ credits & CCII)
LAWJ 05.369 Theories of Crime and Criminality 3
PHIL 09.325 American Philosophy 3
REL 10.210 Religion in America 3
LAWJ 05.415 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice 3
LAWJ 05.380 Criminal Justice Research 3
LAWJ 05.469 Seminar in Law/Justice
(Pre-reqs: CCII, LAWJ 05.175, LAWJ 05.255, LAWJ 05.380, and LAWJ 05.200 or equivalent)
THD Contemporary World Theater 3
ADV 04.330 Intro to Advertising 3


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Admissions Requirements


The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the the B.A. in Law & Justice degree completion program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

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Start Dates and Application Deadlines


Below is a list of anticipated start dates for the B.A. in Law & Justice degree completion program. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.


Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2014 Early Jan. 11/01/2013


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