Transfer Student Information

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) requires that students have a 2.5 cumulative GPA when transferring from another University of Nebraska department, or when transferring from another institution.

Transfer students must complete the Pre-Criminology and Criminal Justice curriculum, and apply to the Upper-division Criminology and Criminal Justice Program through the School prior to taking upper-division (300/400 level) criminology and criminal justice courses. 

An optimal time to consider transferring to the Criminology and Criminal Justice program is at least one semester prior to the junior year to avoid delay of admission to the upper-division program and an overabundance of lower level courses.  Transfer students need to consider the following:

  • Most transfer students will need at least one semester at that University of Nebraska to complete the pre-criminology and criminal justice requirements before they are eligible to take upper-division criminology and criminal justice courses.
  • A minimum of 21 hours out of the total 39 hours required in the criminology and criminal justice major must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.
  •  Early planning for the required concentration/minor area is important in order to determine lower level prerequisites needed prior to completing the 12 hours of upper-level that is required in the concentration area.  Because of course sequencing and upper-level requirements, a transfer student who intends their concentration in a language, science, computer science or math should consider transferring by the sophomore year (after completing approximately 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).  Transfer students who have not determined a concentration area should seek advising from an CCJ advisor at UNL by the sophomore year.
  • A maximum of 64 semester credit hours can be transferred from a community college.

See the following website to learn more about transferring to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Click on the Course Equivalency List or use the new Transferology Planning Tool to determine if specific courses you have completed or plan to complete will transfer.

After admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, all courses presented for transfer are reviewed to determine if and how they will apply toward the Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prospective transfer students who have questions prior to admission may contact the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice for more details on the transfer policy.

    School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    University of Nebraska
    901 North 17th Street,  310 Nebraska Hall
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0561
    Phone: (402) 472-3677