Degree Requirements Heading link
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The CLJ Department degree requirements are outlined here in the course catalogue.
Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.
Distinction Heading link
Departmental Distinction. A candidate must have a 3.50/4.00 cumulative GPA in all criminology, law, and justice courses and a 3.25/4.00 cumulative GPA in all UIC courses.
High Distinction. A candidate must have a 3.50/4.00 cumulative GPA in all criminology, law, and justice courses, a 3.25/4.00 cumulative GPA in all UIC courses, and complete a paper written for CLJ 399, which will be reviewed by a faculty advisor and the Departmental Undergraduate Committee. Qualified students should contact the departmental undergraduate director one term in advance of graduation.
GPA requirements must be met both during the semester that the student submits the paper and at the time of graduation.
Four Year Model Plan for Criminology, Law, and Justice Heading link
Students are required to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year (59 semester hours). In order to receive a degree LAS students must have satisfactorily completed the coursework in the major field of study.
The four year plan of study, provided here, is intended to assist students in planning their schedule for the four years at UIC. Is is not intended to take the place of academic advising. Students are encouraged to see both an LAS advisor and departmental advisor at least once each year to discuss specific course selections and progress toward the degree.
Students with transfer coursework need to consult an LAS advisor to determine how their transfer coursework will count toward degree requirements.
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