To declare the Criminal Justice major, students must complete JUST 1000 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Transfer students can declare the Criminal Justice major upon entry to the university if JUST 1000 has been completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Criminal justice majors and criminal justice minors must complete all JUST courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and are expected to maintain an overall 2.0 GPA throughout the program.
In addition to the above requirements, to be admitted to the minor in forensic science, students need to have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA. They are also expected to maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 throughout the program.
The program requires a field internship to be undertaken during the final semester. Field placement requires prior departmental approval and the student must have an overall 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for consideration.
The department has several scholarships that may be awarded each year. Scholarship recipients are competitively selected from among applicants who are criminal justice majors. And for persons interested in contributing to student scholarships or other departmental initiatives, there are a variety of donor options available so please contact us for more information.