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The Columbian College offers 33 combined bachelor's and master's degree programs that allow students to fast-track their academic achievement and professional success.


Combined Degree (BA/MA) Programs

The Department of Sociology offers a combined degree option for undergraduate majors who would like to continue their education in the field. The program enables students to earn both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in the major area within about five years by counting some coursework toward both degrees.

Students who are admitted to the Combined Degree Program are able to take graduate courses during their senior year, and 9 credits will count toward both the BA and MA degrees. This allows for a considerable cost and time savings, and also helps our department retain and further our engagement with our best students. The application for admission to the CCAS Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program can be found here.

Click below for the web page links and downloadable summaries for the combined degree programs:

BA/MA in Sociology: webpage, downloadable summary

BA/MA in Criminal Justice/Criminology: webpage, downloadable summary

BA/MPA in Criminal Justice (Master's of Public Administration): webpage, downloadable summary

BA/MPA in Human Services & Social Justice (Master's of Public Administration): webpage, downloadable summary


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Meet Our Professors: Amitai Etzioni

University Professor Amitai Etzioni has served as Senior Advisor to the White House and as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He has authored 19 books and is referred to by the press as the "guru" of the communitarian movement. He is frequently featured in the leading news media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.