If you are a transfer student, you have two avenues through which you can be admitted to the undergraduate criminal justice major.
Qualifications for Guaranteed Admission into the Criminal Justice Major
- A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher following completion of at least 56 credits (of which 30 credit hours must be taken at the University at Albany)
- A grade of B or better in two of the following courses - RCRJ 201, 202 or 203 or equivalents
- Completion of the statistics and research methods classes required of majors (RCRJ 281 and 282, or equivalents) with a grade of B or better
Application for Guaranteed Admission into the Criminal Justice Major
Application into the Criminal Justice Major
If you do not meet the conditions for guaranteed admission into the major, you can still apply for admission upon admittance to the University.
- A grade of B or better in either RCRJ201, RCRJ202 or RCRJ203 (equivalent courses at your prior college will be recognized as meeting this requirement if you received a B or better in those courses)
- Evaluation of your overall GPA and the required essay
Application for Transfer Students
Note: This program is not intended for persons interested in police science, criminalistics, etc. If you have taken courses in such areas, credits may not to be transferable into the major. Articulation of such courses will be processed on a case-by-case basis.
Application Deadlines for Students Transferring into UAlbany
- For fall admission, applications received by July 1 will receive full consideration
- For spring admission, applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration