Summer 2017 applications are due by 5:00 pm Friday May 19th 2017. Mandatory new major meeting 5:00 pm Tuesday September 5th 2017.

Fall 2017 applications are due by 5:00 pm Friday August 25th. Mandatory new major meeting 5:00 pm Tuesday September 5th 2017.

Internship information meeting (time to be determined) Tuesday September 12th 2017.

A complete application consists of (click the following text) a completed hard copy of the application form. It is no longer necessary to submit a transcript, DegreeWorks printout, etc.

Because of the inter-disciplinary nature of the major and the mandatory internship in the final semester before graduation the Criminal Justice Studies major is available by application and admission only. Students interested in majoring in Criminal Justice Studies should plan to apply and be admitted to the major no later than fall semester of their junior year. This is to allow for the required minimum time to be resident in the major which is five semesters -- defined as the semester in which one applies and is admitted, three more marking periods (whether or not one is enrolled and may include summer session) and the semester of the internship. Students with concerns about satisfying this requirement should contact the Academic Advisor as soon as possible upon considering a Criminal Justice Studies major.-

To apply to the major a student needs to (1) be enrolled at UGA and be in good academic standing (2) have completed at least thirty hours of college level work (this may include AP and joint enrolment)  (3) have completed POLS, SOCI, PSYC 1101 and STAT 2000 with no grade less than "C" and with a 2.5 gpa on the four classes and (4) have sufficient time to meet the above specified residency requirement in the major. Please see the UGA Bulletin Transfer Equivalency link if you are transferring in a Statistics class. Your transfer class should be considered equivalent to STAT 1D** or STAT 2D** or STAT 1Gxx or STAT 2Gxx.

Applications are accepted and admission granted every semester. Current application deadlines are noted above. As a general rule of thumb the application deadline is set as the Friday at the end of the first full week after drop/add closes.