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    Minor in Criminal Justice Studies

    Undergraduate students can earn a Criminal Justice Studies.

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    The Program

    The Criminal Justice Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary academic program of study with courses taught by faculty in units across campus, particularly those that focus on social science.


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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. ***Please note***...your application should not be returned to the office as a hard copy. Instead, you should email it to Mrs. Arnold at  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.

Latest News

At 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 12th 2020 in the Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall (UGA School of Law) Dr. John Patrick Jarvis will speak on "Lessons Learned in Applying Social Science: Bridging Perceived Divides Between Academics and Practitioners".
Only one of this year's alumni panelists does not remember an alumni panel when they were a student. The earliest memory of an alumni panel was from a student here in 1993 ... so let's say we've had a quarter century of grads returning to share and interact with current majors. Thank you!
                                        Tuesday March 19th Pinnacle Room Baldwin Hall 2:00 pm                   "Next Steps for Persons in the Criminal Justice System with Mental Health Issues"

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