Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, BA/MCJ

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The pathway Bachelor of Arts/Master of Criminal Justice program is designed to allow students to work concurrently toward the bachelor’s and master’s programs. Graduate credit hours earned while enrolled in the pathway program can be counted toward both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Criminal Justice. This program offers high-achieving students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees within an expedited time frame. The undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred upon completion of each of the degree’s requirements.

Program Delivery

  • Courses are offered on campus, online and in hybrid formats.

Declaring This Major

Both current CU Denver students and new transfer students are eligible to apply to the Criminal Justice BA/MCJ after meeting the following:

Program Requirements

General BA/MCJ Degree Program Requirements:

  • 144 total semester credit hours successfully completed
  • 37-38 semester credit hours in the general education core curriculum
  • 46-48 semester credit hours in general electives
  • 21 semester hours of undergraduate criminal justice coursework
  • 18 upper-level (3000 or higher) semester credit hours in criminal justice
  • 45 total semester hours of upper-division coursework (3000 and above)
  • Minimum 3.0 CU cumulative grade point average in undergraduate criminal justice courses
  • Full acceptance to the Graduate School and the Master in Criminal Justice program
  • Minimum 36 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (5000 and above)
  • Minimum of 30 hours of resident credit; 21 out of the last 30 hours in resident coursework
  • Minimum of a B (3.0) in each required core MCJ course
  • Minimum of 3.0 CU cumulative grade point average in all graduate level courses
  • Successful completion of the master of criminal justice capstone or thesis
  • Fulfillment of all college and major requirements

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