World of Criminal Justice for Transfers

The World of Criminal Justice is designed for new transfer students who are majoring in Criminal Justice. Students involved in the World of Criminal Justice will participate in a class and co-curricular activities designed to prepare them for law school, graduate school and careers in related fields. Students who join the World of Criminal Justice will participate in a variety of activities.

Click here to view the World of Criminal Justice Brochure!!



There is space on Alumni Quad to live with other students in the World of Criminal Justice students, however living together is optional. You can be a part of this community whether you live on Alumni, somewhere else on campus, or commute! Living with other transfers who have similar goals and interests means you will have a supportive network of peers right from the start. You can study together and attend social and co-curricular programming together. Friendships form quickly in Learning Communities!




Members of The World of Criminal Justice for Transfers will take a THREE CREDIT course, CRJ 202,  together in the fall semester of your first year here and another, CRJ 281 in the spring. Members will also attend UAlbany events and functions together. Many students find them to be excellent ways to meet other students and become acquainted with their new program. Opportunities include:

  • Career panels with representatives from different fields in Criminal Justice
  • Social Gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Guest speakers on cutting edge topics
  • Meals with your friends and L-LC faculty
  • Mock trials, trivia and game nights.
  • Study groups and review sessions for criminal justice classes


As a member of a Learning Community you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow Learning Community members. Tackle courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

Transfer Transition Leaders: Learn the ropes from an undergraduate peer mentor who also transferred into UAlbany. Transfer Transition Leaders are highly motivated students who have successfully transitioned to UAlbany. They are terrific academic and social resources. If you are an active member within your Learning Community and want to help future transfer students, you could become a Transfer Transition Leader for the World of Transfer Excellence after your first semester!

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom!
World of Criminal Justice for Transfers Lead Faculty: Professor James Acker and Student Services Coordinator, Stacey Zyskowski

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the Learning Communities! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your Learning Communities! World Representatives are elected by the Learning Communities to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.