Program Overview

Rowan University’s Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the field of criminal justice. This academically-centered program provides a contextual foundation of law in a diverse society and provides graduates with the opportunity to develop and strengthen their critical thinking, reasoning, writing and logic skills.

Coursework focusing on areas such as juvenile justice, law and human rights, corrections, theories of crime and criminality, and criminal law builds a solid knowledge base for career advancement. In addition to equipping students for justice-related careers, this program provides the well-rounded academic preparation necessary for graduate study.

This fully online program offers students maximum flexibility – they can enter the program with the minimum requirement of 24 credits or as many as 90. Students may also take as many or as few courses each semester to fit their schedule, and even take time off for a life event, if needed.

Program Outcomes

Ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, Rowan University’s accredited programs provide preparation for professional success. Rowan’s online Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice is led by highly qualified faculty focused on offering a strong academic foundation in criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Interdisciplinary coursework prepares students for careers in law enforcement and security services, court services, corrections, and human services, and offers the rigorous preparation necessary for graduate study and professional schools. Students learn from leading scholars in the field, nationally recognized for their accomplishments and expertise. As a result, program graduates are prepared for professional success or advanced study right out of college.

Whether you want to enter or advance in the field of criminal justice, or pursue further academic credentials, the B.A. in Law and Justice program will provide you with a well-rounded educational experience integrating theory, research and practice.

Why Rowan University

Dedicated, respected faculty who are invested in their students, a student-centered mission, nationally-ranked programs and a rewarding educational experience are just some of the reasons Rowan University has established itself as a leader in higher education.

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved into a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation. Here are just some of the numerous accolades recognizing the university’s academic leadership:

  • Rowan University is ranked #5 among public institutions in the North and among the top 20 Northern Regional Universities – U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rowan is ranked among the “The Best Northeastern Colleges” – Princeton Review
  • Kiplinger's has named Rowan one of the "100 Best Buys in Public Colleges and Universities"
  • Forbes and Money magazines ranked Rowan among the “Top Colleges” in the U.S. for 2016 and among the “Best Colleges 2016-17,” respectively.


Paying for School

Rowan University’s online programs were developed with one mission in mind – to create in-demand programs that are both affordable and accessible to working adults. In keeping with this mission, Kiplinger’s has recognized Rowan as one of the “100 Best Buys in Public Colleges and Universities,” and the university continues to deliver on its promise of offering a premium education at an affordable price.

In addition to a competitively priced tuition rate, Rowan University offers multiple financing options to help you invest in your future. Our financial aid counselors are committed to providing students information on the funding resources available and helping them navigate the financial aid process. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:

  • Student Loans
    Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.

    The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.

  • Grants
    Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.

  • Veteran’s Benefits
    Rowan University’s Veterans Affairs Office is dedicated to helping our military and veteran students take full advantage of the veteran education benefits available to them and their dependents.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


Rowan University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The MSCHE is a non-governmental, regional membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission is focused on assuring students and the public of the educational quality of the higher education institutions it serves. Its accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.