The Criminal Justice Studies Program at the University of Georgia is an inter-disciplinary undergraduate degree program jointly administered by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and International Affairs. The program provides students with a strong liberal arts education, with majors completing coursework in theory and research methods alongside specialized courses in criminal justice topics. Students also participate in a semester-long internship in a criminal justice agency. This internship is an academic practicum course in which students complete a research project of their own design and also complete a series of analytic essays in which they integrate their previous classroom learning with their experiences in the internship. As a result of this broad-based education, CJ Studies majors at UGA are prepared for a variety of careers in criminal justice and related fields.
We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about the program. If you are considering becoming a CJ Studies major, then begin with the Application and Admission section. Here, you will learn about application requirements and deadlines. ***Please note***...your application should not be returned to the office as a hard copy. Instead, you should email it to Mrs. Arnold at email@example.com If you are wondering whether the CJ Studies program is right for you, please visit the Curriculum section, where you learn about the courses you would take as a CJ Studies major. Also visit the Career Opportunities section to find out whether or not a degree in CJ Studies fits with your career goals. The Frequently Asked Questions page covers a variety of topics of interest to both current and prospective CJ Studies majors. To find out about upcoming CJ Studies events visit the News and Events section of our website.