Pathways Bachelor of Arts - Master of Criminal Justice
The Pathways Bachelor of Arts/Master of Criminal Justice (BA/MCJ) program is designed to allow students to work concurrently toward the bachelor's and master's degrees. Graduate credit hours earned while enrolled in the Pathways BA/MCJ 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 in criminal justice in just over five years.
The Program at a Glance
School: School of Public AffairsCampus: CU DenverClassroom: Online and on campus classesCredits required for completion: 144Maximum transfer credits: 9Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1
To earn the pathways degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
21 credit hours of undergraduate criminal justice coursework.
45 total credit hours of upper-division (3000-level or higher) undergraduate coursework, of which 18 credit hours must be criminal justice coursework.
A minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate-level (5000-level and above) coursework.
Students at the University are expected to maintain progress in their degree program, as defined by being in "good academic standing." Good academic standing requires minimally a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all University of Colorado course work.
Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate criminal justice courses.
Students must earn a B (3.0) or higher in each required MCJ course.
Students are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree once they have successfully completed 120 semester hours and all CU Denver undergraduate degree requirements. The Master of Criminal Justice will be conferred once the student has completed all requirements of the Master of Criminal Justice degree.