In order to officially declare Justice Studies as a minor you will need to fill out an “Intent to Minor Form” and submit it to the Justice Studies Program Office in 230B Hamilton Smith Hall. This form can be downloaded from our webpage or you may pick up a hard copy in the Justice Studies Program Office. Once this paperwork has been submitted you are automatically admitted to the program.
In order to officially declare Justice Studies as a dual major, you will need to have declared a first major, have a GPA of a 2.50 or better, and complete the online Change of Program Form through Webcat on the myUNH portal (as outlined on our Declaring a Major page). Once the Change of Program Form has been processed, you are automatically admitted to the program.
You may declare a dual major or minor in Justice Studies at anytime. Currently, there is no set deadline to do so.
Yes. Second semester freshman who have declared a first major and have a GPA of a 2.50 or better are eligible to declare Justice Studies.
Yes. If you are planning on declaring Justice Studies but your GPA is not a 2.50 or better you can still take the required courses. As soon as your GPA is a 2.50 or better you can officially declare.
Yes. The Justice Studies Program allows you to double count up to two classes towards your first major and the dual major in Justice Studies.
Yes. The Justice Studies Program allows you to double count up to two classes towards your minor.
Yes. An unlimited number of Justice Studies courses can be used to satisfy Discovery and General Education requirements.
Yes, you will need an advisor for the dual major program. A Justice Studies advisor is assigned to you when you are admitted to the program. This advisor is listed on your Degree Works Record. If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please contact the appropriate advisor from the list below:
Deb Briand - Freshman (0-25 credits earned) & Sophomore’s (26-57 credits earned) AND ALL Homeland Security and Social Work Majors
230B Hamilton Smith Hall - PH: 603-862-1716 – Email: email@example.com
Donna Perkins – Juniors (58-89 credits earned) & Seniors (90 or more credits earned) whose last name begins with A-K
331 Hamilton Smith Hall – PH: 603-862-7012 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Molly Dorsey – Juniors (58-89 credits earned) & Seniors (90 or more credits earned) whose last name begins with L-Z
230A Hamilton Smith Hall – PH: 603-862-0703 – Email: email@example.com
This list can be found on our website under the "Requirements for the Program" tab on the dual major program page. It is a good idea to check this list at the beginning of each semester as it is updated regularly.
ADMN 510 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 420 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 422 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 439 with minimum grade of C- or MATH 644 with minimum grade of C- or PSYC 402 with minimum grade of C- or SOC 402 with minimum grade of C-
Yes. JUST 501 (Research Methods) involves a focus on three kinds of research: quantitative, qualitative and legal. It is unlikely you have had a research methods course that covers all three areas.
JUST 701 will vary depending on who is teaching. This course is writing intensive and counts as the capstone course for Justice Studies. Some examples of the seminar topics that have been offered are: Criminal Justice & Democracy, Great Trials, Immigration and Global Justice, Prisons & Punishment, Sexual Violence, and Youth Violence.
Many of our graduates have gone on to law school, and masters and doctoral programs. Others go directly into jobs within the justice field, such as police officers, parole/probation officers, positions within the courts, victim assistance case workers, working with at risk youth, and other justice-related careers.
The Master of Arts degree program in Justice Studies provides a broad understanding of justice while supporting in-depth inquiry into specific questions and interests. It utilizes a multidisciplinary approach and draws on content from eleven different departments. The program provides flexibility for students who seek to tailor their graduate experience toward a specific interest within the expertise of our faculty. Our students study with interested, challenging, and committed graduate students across the university as well as work closely with a faculty with established reputations as scholars, teachers, and practitioners. Program requirements include a common core, a research core, a concluding course leading to either a thesis or a culminating project, and electives. The 36 credit program can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.
Yes! The Justice Studies Program offers an accelerated masters program which can be started in the spring semester of your senior year. During this semester, you will be allowed to take one 700/800 level course for dual credit (undergrad/grad). For information on how to apply for the accelerated masters, please contact Deb Briand in the Justice Studies Program (603-862-1716).
A Master’s Degree in Justice Studies will help you to become a competitive candidate for jobs in the justice field. Our recent graduates have gone on to become Police Officers, Crime Data Analyst for Police Departments, Juvenile Parole & Probation Positions and work within the Court System or in Legal Firms. Other students have gone on to Law School or to Ph.D. Programs. See our Career Planning page.