JMU Major: Justice Studies
Track A: Crime and Criminology
Track B: Global Justice and Policy
Track C: Social Justice
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Justice Studies major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should first contact the Justice Studies academic advisor to discuss the major, then complete a "Change or Declaration of Major" form and obtain the signature of the department head in Moody Hall, Room 213A. Because of the way students progress through the major, it takes at least five semesters to complete the requirements. Only declared Justice Studies majors can enroll in JUST 200. Students must take JUST 200 first; this is the only course students are allowed to take during the first semester in the major. The semester following successful completion of JUST 200, students may take the 200-level foundation courses. During the third semester in the major, students may begin taking 300-level Justice Studies courses. Also be aware that Math 220 is a prerequisite for JUST 399: Research Methods, which is in turn a prerequisite for JUST 400: Senior Seminar.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.