The College of Professional Studies and the Graduate Division of
Arts and Sciences offer an intensive, accelerated, combined degree
program leading to the B.S. in Criminal Justice (with and 18 credit
minor in Government and Politics) and the M.A. in Government and
Politics within five years of full-time study.
Qualified undergraduate students who have completed their
sophomore year with a 3.0 cumulative index and a 3.5 index for 12
credits in an approved Criminal Justice courses (ordinarily
Crj1001, Psc1001, and two Crj electives).
Students enrolled in the thesis program must complete a total of
144 credits (30 on the graduate level, including 6 credits of
Master's Research). Students selecting the non-thesis option must
complete a total of 147 credits (33 on the graduate level). After
completion of the B.A. requirements, the student must enroll full
time on the graduate level for the fifth year. For specific
information, students may consult the chair.