Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs leading to graduate degrees are
offered in cooperation with St. John's College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences (graduate division) and College of Professional Studies
(undergraduate division) . Our combined offerings include:
- B.S./M.A. in Communications/Government and Politics
- B.S./M.A. in Communications/Sociology
- B.S./M.A. in Criminal Justice/Government and Politics
- B.S./M.A. in Criminal Justice/Sociology
- B.S./M.A. in Journalism/Government and Politics
- B.S./M.A. in Journalism/Sociology
- B.S./M.A. in Legal Studies/Government and Politics
- B.S./M.A. in Legal Studies/Sociology
These programs permit qualified students to earn a bachelor's
and a master's degree in an integrated program within a shortened
period of time.
Each program is designed to enable students to fulfill the
University and departmental requirements of 126 credits for the
bachelor's degree in four years. By completing 126 credits in the
first four years, including at least twelve graduate credits, a
student is assured of completing the bachelor's degree, if for any
reason he or she decides not to continue for the fifth year.
Students can opt to earn the master's degree within a normal
schedule after the fourth year.
Applicants to any of these programs must have completed their
sophomore year, with at least a 3.0 cumulative index and a 3.5
index in at least twelve major credits. Incoming freshmen may apply
for provisional admission to one of the bachelor/masters programs.
Transfer students may apply at the time of enrollment.
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For additional information, contact the appropriate program
Health and Human Services,
Communication Arts or
This program, offered in cooperation with St. John's University
School of Law , permits qualified students to earn both a
bachelor's and a law (juris doctor) degree in an integrated program
within a shortened time frame (six years of full-time study). The
program is designed to enable a student pursuing any bachelor's
degree offered by the College – whether as a day, evening or
weekend student – to apply the 27 credits earned in the first year
of law school as the final 27 credits of his or her bachelor's
program. These 27 credits may only be applied to a bachelor's
program in the manner specified by the University, which requires
that a student apply to participate after successful completion of
60 academic credits.
Applicants to this program must have at least a 3.5 cumulative
quality point index following completion of their 60 academic
credits. If accepted into the program by the College of
Professional Studies, the student must then take the Law School
Admission Test (LSAT) and achieve an acceptable score, after which
they must submit an application to St. John's University School of
Law and be accepted. This combined degree program is run in
conjunction with St. John's University School of Law.