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Criminal Justice Studies

The Criminal Justice Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary academic program of study.

Major and Minor Degrees

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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. 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.

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Students, guests and Talarico family members joined us for the 15th annual Susette M. Talarico lecture held in April. This special lecture was presented by MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and University of Chicago sociologist Dr.
Important CJ dates for spring 2024 January 16th: New Major Meeting at 5:00, Pinnacle Room in Baldwin Hall January 16th: CJ Society Meeting at 6:00, Room 307 in Baldwin Hall
Dr. Sarah Shannon, Director of Criminal Justice Studies, has been named a UGA Women's Leadership Fellow for 2023-2024.

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