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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Justice and Law (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology , School of Public Affairs .

Admission to the Program


New freshman and transfer students are admitted through the Office of Admissions. Current students who wish to transfer into the department or develop a double major should have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher and the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.

University Requirements


  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements


  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements


  • 36 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 18 credit hours at or above the 300-level

Course Requirements


Concentration (21 credit hours)


Complete 21 credit hours in one of the following concentrations (Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Terrorism and Security Studies) with a minimum of 15 credit hours at or above the 300-level:

Combined Justice and Law (BA) and Justice, Law and Criminology (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees  for more information.

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