Limited Enrollment Programs
Criminology & Criminal Justice

Applying to the Major


Transfer Students


Students applying to the University of Maryland from other institutions apply to LEPs through the general application for admission to the University by indicating their major of interest. Students are first reviewed for admission to the University, and then, if admitted, are reviewed for admission to Limited Enrollment Program majors based on LEP standards.

Applicants who have completed all required Gateway courses at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision in late April for fall admission and late October for spring admission. Students who are in the process of completing the required Gateways at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision to the university at the previously mentioned times, but will be notified about the major decision after the semester has ended and final grades for the semester have been calculated. Students should be sure to send their final transcript from their previous institution if they are taking classes at the time of application.


  • Completion of STAT100 [Elementary Statistics and Probability] or MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] with a grade of C- or higher. A calculus class (MATH120, 136, or 140) with a grade of C- or higher may be substituted.
  • Completion of CCJS 100 [Introduction to Criminal Justice] with a grade of C- or higher
  • Completion of CCJS 105 [Introduction to Criminology] with a grade of C- or higher

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all college level coursework is required


Transfer Students may use the Transfer Credit Services Database of Course Evaluations to determine how past, current or future courses may transfer to the University of Maryland.


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Current Students


First semester freshman wanting to change to or add a BSOS LEP have until the last day of classes in their first semester to change/add a BSOS LEP. First semester freshman meeting this deadline will be treated as directly admitted freshmen and will not have to complete the entrance requirements prior to admissions.

Current Maryland students applying to change/add a major after completing their first semester as a freshman must complete the entrance requirements before submitting their LEP application, which is obtained from a department advisor. The GPA requirement for entrance into a BSOS LEP major is based on ALL previous college level coursework. This includes courses taken at other institutions that may not have been accepted as credit here at Maryland. Please see the department website for specific requirements.


  • Completion of STAT100 [Elementary Statistics and Probability] or MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] with a grade of C- or higher. A calculus class (MATH120, 136, or 140) with a grade of C- or higher may be substituted.
  • Completion of CCJS 100 [Introduction to Criminal Justice] with a grade of C- or higher
  • Completion of CCJS 105 [Introduction to Criminology] with a grade of C- or higher

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all college level coursework is required


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Freshman Students


All students accepted directly as freshman into the Criminology and Criminal Justice major will undergo an Academic Review at 45 credits (earned at Maryland) in order to remain in the major.


  • Completion of STAT100 [Elementary Statistics and Probability] or MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] with a grade of C- or higher. A calculus class (MATH120, 136, or 140) with a grade of C- or higher may be substituted.
  • Completion of CCJS 100 [Introduction to Criminal Justice] with a grade of C- or higher
  • Completion of CCJS 105 [Introduction to Criminology] with a grade of C- or higher

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all course work taken at the University of Maryland.


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Contact

College Park Campus

Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Phone: 301‐405‐4729

Email: ccjsadvising@umd.edu


Outside of LeFrak Hall

Shady Grove Campus

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Phone: 301‐738‐6031

Email: ccjsusg@umd.edu

Criminology and Criminal Justice at Shady Grove is not a Limited Enrollment Program. All students entering a CCJS major at Shady Grove will have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, completed 60 credits and successfully completed the following courses/requirements with a C or higher:

  • CCJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CCJS 105 Introduction to Criminology
  • CCJS 230 Criminal Law in Action
  • STAT 100 Statistical Analysis
  • Social Science Statistics
  • All General Education requirements with the exception of Professional Writing



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