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Overview

The Criminal Justice BS/MS program is an accelerated dual-degree option that provides an opportunity for students to complete a minimum of 150 semester credits of undergraduate and graduate study in a comprehensive, five-year curriculum. This dual-degree program is designed for students that are looking to develop a stronger foundation in criminological and criminal justice theory and social scientific research skills. Graduates of the program will be well positioned for careers in the policy analysis arena or to be able to easily transition into a criminal justice doctoral program.

Students accepted into the program will be able to complete up to two graduate courses (6 credit hours) in Criminal Justice and apply them to both the BS and MS degree requirements. This provides students with an opportunity to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than it would normally take to complete each degree separately.

In general, most graduate courses in the CRIM-MS program will be acceptable to be counted towards both degrees. An example of a graduate course sequence to be completed in a student’s 4th year would include:

CRIM-700: Pro-Seminar in Criminal Justice Theory (3 Credits in Fall)

CRIM-703: Advanced Criminology (3 Credits in Spring)