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Law & Criminal Justice (B.A.)

Undergraduate
  • Major

About this Program

The law & criminal justice major is a unique and distinctive program, with two areas of study with separate objectives and goals.

Program Overview

The law component offers students a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for law school and careers in the legal profession. 

The criminal justice component provides students with a challenging curriculum that examines the nexus between law enforcement, the judicial process, and the correctional system.

Both focus areas are grounded in an interdisciplinary approach that is central to the liberal arts tradition. 

An internship is recommended for the law component and is required for criminal justice. Past internship sites for both areas have included the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Children's Defense Fund, Maryland State's Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, Frederick County Sheriff's Office, State of Maryland Division for Parole and Probation, and private attorney offices.

Program Contact

Janis Judson

Professor of Political Science, Department Chair

Phone
301-696-3721

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Department Offering

Our Location

You’ll be encouraged to take part in an internship to give you a head start for career planning and graduate school  opportunities. Our location, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., provides you outstanding opportunities for real-world experience.

All Faculty

Teresa Bean

  • Assistant Professor of Law and Criminal Justice
Janis Judson

Janis Judson

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Professor of Law & Criminal Justice
  • Law & Criminal Justice Department Chair