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BACJ Advising

Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor:


On this page you'll find announcements, advising policies and schedules, and program and graduation procedures.  At minimum, please visit this page once a semester.  Forms and degree plans for the BACJ program can be found on the Program Overview page under Quick Links.

 Office Location: 1380 Lawrence St. Suite 525, Denver, CO 80204

Advising Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Procedures for in-person advising:

You need to schedule an appointment unless you have previously discussed the issue with your advisor or are simply needing a signature.

To schedule an appointment, check advisor availability on the calendar below, then call or email to confirm a meeting time. The calendar is not editable, you must contact the Advisor to have an appointment added to the schedule.

Contact: 303-315-2228

WANT TO TRANSFER TO OUR PROGRAM?

Approximately 50% of BACJ Students transfer from another institution.  If you are transferring from a Colorado Community College, here are transfer plans that can help:

Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement.pdf  This is the new statewide agreement for students who complete an AA degree and then transfer to a 4-year institution.

AA-BA CJ Transfer Plan 2013.pdf This plan will help you meet the requirements of your AA degree, get the most out of your credits for the AA, and transition smoothly into the BA degree at UCD.

Transfer Planning Guide SPA.pdf This is a general planning guide for students completing an AGS degree or who will not complete a degree before transferring to UCD.  Remember that any gt-pathways course will transfer, but it will not necessarily help you meet the requirements of your BACJ degree, so check with an advisor if you have questions.

If you are transferring from any 4-year institution or from out-of-state, email a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the advisor's email address above and she will provide you with a tentative degree program and transfer plan.

Once you get here and have had your transcripts evaluated, you may still need to get faculty approval for some courses, especially if you want them to apply CJ major requirements.  Here's the form for that: Petition for Transfer Credit Equivalency.pdf

POLICIES

Your student email account (firstname.lastname@ucdenver.edu) is the official form of email and communication between the University faculty & staff and students.  You are expected to check your account regularly and are responsible for information sent there.  Your academic advisor, course Instructors, and campus resource offices send important reminders about grades, deadlines, and policies to your student email account.

You are also responsible for following the policies outlined in the BACJ Handbook, Academic Calendar, and University Catalog.  If you ever have any questions or concerns about policies and procedures, please contact your academic advisor.

Probation students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester and must complete the Academic Success Plan in order to register for courses.  Be sure to read the requirements of Probation included in the Plan, including the deadlines for completion.  For further assistance, check out the Student Success Tool-Kit.

Internship Requirement and Info:

All BACJ students must complete a 3-credit hour Internship (CRJU 4939).  You should begin planning for your internship your junior year.  You must complete CRJU 1001 (or CRJU 1000) and CRJU 2041 in order to be eligible.  Students must follow the policies and procedures for the Internship course set by the Experiential Learning Center and the School of Public Affairs.

If you have at least one year of experience in the criminal justice field, you may formally request a waiver of the internship requirement from the Program Director.  If approved, the credit hours for the major are filled with a CRJU elective course. 

​ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall 2014 graduates must complete two graduation applications! The BACJ Graduation Application is turned in to SPA and the University grad app is completed in UCDAccess.  Fall  applications are DUE no later than September 3.

Participating in Commencement is optional.  Summer and fall graduates may participate in December Commencement.  Registration begins in October. Visit the Commencement page for details.

The last day to drop a fall course is October 28!  Any drops after that date will require the completion of a Late Drop Petition.

If a situation ever arises in which you are unable to attend or complete coursework, speak with your academic advisor and instructor immediately so that the best course of action can be determined, whether that be dropping the course, taking an Incomplete grade, or something else.  The SPA Course Completion policies can be found in the BACJ Handbook.

BACJ Course Schedules

I email flyers about upcoming online courses and CJ electives several times before and during the registration period, so check your email!

Reminder: The 7 required courses for the major are offered every fall and spring semester.  Online availability will vary and summer schedules are limited.  The Internship course is available every semester, including Summer.

EVENTS

​Event flyers are available in the SPA office. Be sure to check your email for events and updates added throughout the semester so that you don't miss out!

How to Use the Calendar and Schedule an Advising Appointment:

1. Click the blue date link to open up the schedule for the day you want to view

2. Check the openings/gaps in the schedule- that is when your advisor should be available to meet you!

3. Note a 30 minute time slot that works for you (you cannot edit the calendar yourself)

4. Call or email your advisor for confirmation of your desired appointment time

5.  Add the appointment to your personal calendar or planner

6. If your plans change or you cannot make the appointment, contact the advisor and inform them ahead of time so he/she can plan their day accordingly.


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