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Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs Available


National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Announcing the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham entitled Using the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics to Study Crime. The program runs from  June 6 – July 26, 2013. The application form is available at submission deadline is February 25, 2013. Contact Dr. Kent Kerley at or 205-934-8548 if you have questions.

The United States Intelligence Community (IC) fourth annual IC Virtual Career Fair

This is a free online event held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern). There are limited spaces available. To ensure that you can attend the event and to learn more, pre-register:

Potential Internship Opportunity*
Ocean City, MD Police Department
Seasonal Police Officers for the Summer of 2013

For recruitment PDF flyer see: 
For seasonal officer requirements see: police 
For additional information contact the Ocean City Police Department's Training and Recruiting Section by phone 410-723-6612 or by email: 

*Note: this requires moving to Maryland for the summer and it will involve limited duties if you do not have POST certification. If you want earn internship credit contact the criminal justice internship coordinator: Dr. Rudy Prine

Boren Awards for International Study
African Languages Initiative

“The Boren Awards may be perfect for you. Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education, and can include language study, research, and academic internships. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.” Information quoted from - National Security Education Program. (2013). Is Boren right for me. Retrieved from: 
If you are interested in this opportunity, talk with your criminal justice advisor about how you can incorporate this opportunity into fulfilling your degree requirements (e.g., foreign language requirements and using open electives to earn an international studies minor).


Students from Juvenile Justice and Victimization courses attend the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff

VSU mission statement:

The Criminal Justice Department at Valdosta State University is dedicated to developing an understanding and appreciation of the structure and function of the criminal justice system as it applies to adults and juveniles, federal, state, and local criminal laws and procedures, and the relationship of these to the Constitution of the United States. This is accomplished through innovative research, teaching and service provided through the Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. Undergraduate students are able to study both the theoretical and practical aspects of the criminal justice system, crime control, and the administration of justice while pursing either their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. Graduate students are provided innovative opportunities to learn and conduct original research in a Criminal Justice setting as well as in the community. Upon graduation, both Undergraduate and Graduate students are prepared for the workforce as a Criminal Justice practitioner.