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Transition period to a new Academic Advisor

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:08am

I, Ned Phares, have retired as the Academic Advisor for the Criminal Justice Studies Program at the University of Georgia.

The program expects to have a new advisor by sometime August.

All students interested in the major should refer first to the requirements listed in the UGA Bulletin …

then to Franklin College requirements …

and to the program web-site …

The major is by application; you cannot just select CJ in Athena. Instead, please select intended criminal justice. This will allow DegreeWorks to present degree requirements until you have applied and been admitted to the major.

Incoming freshmen and already admitted UGA students who wish to be criminal justice studies majors should contact the Franklin College Office of Student Academic Services about being assigned to a pre-CJ advisor.

Incoming transfer students should also be in touch with the Office of Transfer Academic Support.

If you are eligible to apply and are planning to apply this fall please complete and submit the application to Mrs Arnold ( electronically. To cut down on covid congestion in the office a hard copy should not be submitted directly to the office.

The following applies to students already admitted to the major …

If you are planning to graduate in December be sure to do your graduation application in Athena

If you have questions about the internship please contact Mr Krohn (

If you are a double major with a question about your fall schedule please contact your other advisor

If you are solely a CJ major with a question about your fall schedule please contact Dr Haire (

Please contact Mrs Arnold (see above) if you are not sure who to contact.

Thank you and take care …


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