Undergraduate Academic Advising
Student academic advising is a continuous process in the department. Undergraduate advisers are available for consultation throughout the academic year. The department recommends that students check the program requirements in the department office before filing the declaration of major form. Undergraduate majors are encouraged to consult with the department to establish a tentative plan of study. Students should leave their mail and e-mail addresses with the department office so that they can receive notifications concerning class time tables, new classes, and other departmental information of interest to majors.
Students can receive financial assistance through various campus scholarships, loan programs, grants and the work-study program. Students who are interested should contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
Alvin Brooks Scholarship
Award Amount: Varies
Qualifications: Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice & Criminology, who is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference given to students who are a first generation college student, who graduated from an accredited Kansas City, Missouri high school or transferred from a Kansas City area community college. The student must demonstrate financial need.
How to Apply: The College of Arts and Sciences' Scholarship Application.
Criminal Justice Club and Honor Society
The Criminal Justice and Criminology Club is open to all students interested in criminal justice topics; students do not have to be a Criminal Justice and Criminology Major. Club activities include service projects in the community, sponsorship of community speakers on campus, participation in local and regional professional meetings, and learning about internships and research opportunities. The department also has a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, a national honor society for Criminal Justice students. Students must meet certain academic qualifications and pay an initiation fee to join this national honor society.
The department cooperates with several other programs on the campus by jointly listing courses at the undergraduate level. Students may benefit from combining one of these areas of study with their major:
- Honors program
- Urban Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
- Black Studies
Graduate Academic Advising
Student academic advising is a continuous process in the department. The principal graduate adviser is available for consultation throughout the academic year. Graduate students are required to consult with the department to establish a tentative plan of study. A master's degree program of study form, and a form appointing a supervisory committee, should be submitted by the end of the student's first semester in the program. Students should leave their mail and e-mail addresses with the department so they can receive notifications concerning class time tables, new classes and other departmental news and opportunities.