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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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Each year the program awards the Susette M. Talarico Public Service Leadership Award to the student who has shown exemplary service to the community and on campus during their time in the program. Congratulations to Analla Reid!  
Each year the program awards the Susette M. Talarico Public Service Leadership Award to the student- or students- who have shown exemplary service during their time in the program. This year, we have two winners: Delaney Burke and Allison Victoria Reid.
Criminal Justice is proud to announce that Award-Winning Advisor, Lindsay Dickerson, joined the program this past year to guide our Criminal Justice Students. Lindsay got her degree in Criminal Justice at UGA in 2012 and is elated to be back in the department.

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