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CJSPS: Student Resources

Internships & Student Research

Internships and practical experience are available in all programs. Visit the Criminal Justice Internship page for details on one such opportunity. The department also encourages original research by students, and supports community service through such vehicles as the university's Public Service Center.

Progress Requirements

All department majors must earn a C or better in all courses required in the program, including courses used to complete Area F in the core and Related Field Courses. All majors are required to take an exit examination (the Major Field Test for their respective field) prior to graduation. All courses in the minor also require a C or better.

Senior Privileges

An undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and within 24 semester hours of graduation may apply for Senior Privilege and enroll in a maximum of 12 hours of graduate coursework at the 5000G and 6000-levels. The maximum of graduate coursework permitted in any one semester is eight hours; the maximum total of all coursework permitted in any semester in which a student is taking graduate coursework is 12 hours. Permission to enroll must be approved by the chairperson of the student’s undergraduate major and by the appropriate graduate program director. The graduate program director holds final authority. 

Phi Alpha Delta

Students from every major are invited to join Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, International, Armstrong State University Chapter. Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity is a co-ed, professional organization to develop students professionally for the workforce or graduate school after matriculation. Since Phi Alpha Delta is not a "social" fraternity, students are able to join both Phi Alpha Delta and pledge for another "social" fraternity on campus.

If you are a student in good standing at Armstrong Atlantic State University, you are eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Delta. You can either join online or download a membership application Pre-Law Membership Application. Once you fill out your application, please give it to Dr. Becky da Cruz, our faculty advisor, or one of the current student officers. Once your application is process by the Executive Office, you will be inducted into the organization and be welcomed as an active member of the professional association.

Visit Phi Alpha Delta's website for access to the P.A.D. manual, merchandise, directory, and other resources.

See the Law School Admissions Council website for assistance in the law school application process.

See for information about scholarships and careers in criminal justice.


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