BA in Criminal Justice & Master of Legal Studies

WHY STUDY BA IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MLS DUAL DEGREE AT TIU?

At Trinity, you will be prepared both inside and outside the classroom to excel in the field of criminal justice. Approaching the law through the lens of faith and ethics, you’ll be equipped to make an impact on your community. Earning a BA in Criminal Justice & Master of Legal Studies dual degree will place you ahead of your peers as you pursue your career goals. You will receive degrees from Trinity College as well as Trinity Law School. This program is unlike any other. It’s flexible, practical, and achievable on your schedule.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

Personal

Practical

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PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to provide you with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing in order to prepare you to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement, and for other careers in the criminal justice field.

WAYS YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR DUAL DEGREE

You can obtain your degrees in as little as 4 ½ years through multiple avenues. Both our BA in Criminal Justice and MLS are offered entirely online or in-person, or a combination of both. Get your BA at our Deerfield, IL campus or pursue it entirely online. Our MLS is offered at our law school in Santa Ana, California and is also available entirely online. You get to set the course for your future in the way that works the best for you.

COURSEWORK

Students will be able to apply 15 credits from the MLS towards their undergraduate degree which will reduce the number of required credits from 120 to 105, allowing them to advance into graduate work more quickly. The remaining 15 credits of their MLS incorporates an emphasis in criminal justice.

CAREER OUTCOMES

A Trinity BA in Criminal Justice & MLS dual degree sets you up for success in local and federal law enforcement, a career in government or business, and is excellent preparation for law school. Whether you are just starting your career or looking to advance it, this unique degree combination gives you a well-rounded education to excel in your field of choice.

ADDMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must have:

  • A high school diploma or successful completion of the GED.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills is also required.
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose first language was not English)
 

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