Information for Majors

Requirements for Completion:

~ In order to complete the Criminal Justice major, you must have 31 hours in criminal justice courses {including the CORE courses (CJUS 1100, 3100, and 3101) plus one course from the law enforcement, corrections, and legal areas (9 hours), and (12 hours) of criminal justice electives}; 3 hours in Statistics (1220, 1221 or 1222); and 3 hours in a Foreign Language intermediate conversation level.  Students must also complete a minor or second major. An overall 2.0 GPA in major courses is needed to graduate. A total of 120 hours is required by the University to graduate.

Resources for students:

Major Checklist

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CAPP Evaluations

Academic Plan of Study


Requirements to Declare:

~ To become a full CJ Major you must have:

1. Completion of Intro to CJ (CJUS 1100) with a grade of "C" or better reflected on your transcript

2. Completion of Statistics (1220, 1221 or 1222) with a grade of "C" or better reflected on your transcript


3. A GPA of 2.0 or better reflected on your transcript [note: a 2.0 overall GPA and at least a 2.0 GPA in CJUS courses only are both required]

~ After you have met ALL of these requirements, you can send an email to this CJUS department email from your UNCC EMAIL to request admission to the Criminal Justice Major. In this email, you must include your full name, student ID number, and the following statement: “I would like to add Criminal Justice as a major.” The subject line must read: CJUS MAJOR DECLARATION.  If you do not use this subject line, your request may be missed.

~ Also in this email, indicate whether you will follow the current curriculum or the new curriculum that begins fall 2017.

* If you are currently listed as Pre-Criminal Justice or UCOL, you must include the statement to drop it and replace with the Criminal Justice major. If you want us to drop your current major, include that statement as well. (For example, "I would like to add Criminal Justice as a major and drop my current major of ______________.")  Do not include this statement if you intend to double major.

~ Your declaration request will be processed within 3 business days. If eligible, the change of major will be submitted on a rolling basis. Check your transcript regularly to see when the change has been made. Students will not receive any type of notification when the change is made, therefore it is the student's responsibility to monitor their status!

*The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology will be processing new requests to declare the Criminal Justice major over the summer. Eligible students who wish to declare the Criminal Justice major in order to complete the CURRENT CURRICULUM (before the fall 2017 changes take effect) must submit their declaration request no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, July 31. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you miss this deadline, you will not be processed under the current curriculum.