Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IF I WANT TO COMPLETE TWO MAJORS WITH MY CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE?
You cannot complete two majors, or a dual major, with criminal justice. If you are a major in either of the criminal justice programs, when you graduate, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, not a BA in Liberal Arts. This is a named professional degree. You can, however, complete a dual degree.

WHAT IS A 'DUAL DEGREE?'
A dual degree is, as the title suggests, two bachelor degrees. In addition to a BA in Criminal Justice, you may complete a BA or BS in another discipline. To do so, you must declare that you are a dual degree candidate and you must complete all of the requirements for the second degree. For example, if the second degree requires the completion of a minor, then the degree candidate must complete all requirements toward the major and a minor approved by that department.

WHAT ARE THE CRJ 450 SENIOR SEMINAR AND CRJ 451 SENIOR COLLOQUIUM CLASSES AND HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THEM?
All graduating seniors are required to take either CRJ 450 or CRJ 451 during their last semester. These classes are the culmination of your academic career in criminal justice. They focus on the advanced study of theory and the operation of the entire criminal justice system. While the course content will be similar, CRJ 450, Senior Seminar, is a smaller class where the instructor is largely a facilitator of class discussion and the students have the opportunity to hone their skills in oral and written communication. CRJ 451, Senior Colloquium, tends to be a larger class with a more traditional lecture format. Students interested in or planning on graduate study are encouraged to take CRJ 450.

The call numbers are blocked for both classes. Students expecting to graduate must meet with an advisor to be cleared for graduation and to be given consent to register in the class. The schedule for senior advisement will be announced each semester on the department's webcampus site as well as this website.

IF I PLAN TO GRADUATE IN AUGUST OR DECEMBER – CAN I WALK IN MAY?
The Office of Admissions and Records has a form you can complete, Intent to Participate at Commencement ("Walk Through Status") which you can find at the following link: www.ss.unr.edu/records/pdf/forms/walk.pdf. To qualify for Walk Through Status, you must generally be within twelve credits of graduating.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR GRADUATION?
You must apply and pay for graduation online. The link is at www.ss.unr.edu/records/graduation/. The fee is currently 65 dollars. Take note, there are application deadlines published at the site for graduation in May, August, or December. Be warned, do not miss the deadlines! In addition, if you do not actually graduate for the period you have applied, you will have to reapply and pay this fee again. An application will be processed only for students in good academic standing.

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR AN INTERNSHIP AND REGISTER FOR ONE?
There are both credit and GPA requirements to be eligible for CRJ 491, Internship. The call numbers are blocked, so you must be cleared as eligible for an internship .You must also meet with the faculty member who supervises the internship you are applying for and be given consent to register. Review the opportunities and procedures on this website.

ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES ON CAMPUS TO HELP ME WRITE OR REVISE MY RESUME, OR SIMPLY TO RESEARCH CAREERS?
Go to Career Connections, linked at www.unr.edu/cn/. Click onto Students and Alumni and go to the Career Resources link. You will find everything from resume and cover letter writing, to interview skills, career research, and volunteer opportunities. Also, you can register/create your own account on Career Navigator with access to resources, workshop, and employer information. NOTE, THIS SITE IS OPEN TO CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI! It is a great site, so use it!