Invitation to New Student Welcome Reception - NO RSVP Needed!
Join fellow students and College faculty and staff to kick-off your FSU studies in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Enjoy food, conversation and access to a wealth of information about internship opportunities, membership in student and university organizations, and meet faculty and other criminology students. When: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Hecht House
Scholarships Galore! - Three New Scholarships Added
It's time again to begin preparing for the upcoming year, and that means researching scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible. The College is pleased to announce three new scholarship opportunities for undergraduates. Listed below are some of the opportunities available through the College of Criminology; all applications for the 2011-2012 academic year are due on or before September 15, 2011.
Frank A. and Lynn W. Baker Scholarship Award - need based award with preference given to junior and senior undergraduates from Jackson County, Florida, who are focused on the areas of corrections, law enforcement, and security administration. Award amount varies annually.
Eugene and Rosalind Czajkoski Scholarship Fund - limited to students enrolled in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice who submit a 1500-2000 word essay demonstrating his or her interest in exploring, within criminology, issues involving the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Corey D. Dahlem Memorial Endowed Scholarship - 2 year, need based award with preference given to children of current sworn law enforcement officers in the Gainesville, Florida Police Department or other Florida law enforcement agencies. Applications should be submitted during sophomore year for receipt during junior and senior years. Minimum, maintained GPA of 2.75 required.
Jerry A. and Carolyn S. Glass Scholarship Award - need and merit based award with preference given to students from Jackson County, Florida who are lineal descendants of current or deceased members of the Marianna Kiwanis Club or of current or deceased members of the Fishermen's Sunday School Class of the First Baptists Church of Marianna, Florida. Award amount varies annually.
Kelly Ivey Memorial Scholarship - need and merit based award with preference given to students from Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties, or other counties in the Panhandle. Applications should be submitted during sophomore year for receipt during junior and senior years. Award amount varies annually.
*New* - Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship - assists Criminology interns with multiple tuitions, enrolled at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy earning their state officer certification.
Relgalf Scholarship - limited to students who are current law enforcement officers in small departments or who plan to become police officers in small departments (fewer than 21 officers.) Includes full tuition and living expenses for four years.
James C. Sweat Annual Student Aid Award - need and merit based (3.0) award with preference given to current FSU College of Criminology students who are children or grandchildren of current or retired sworn or non-sworn employees of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office or other Florida Sheriff's Offices. Annual award of $2,176.
*New* - Frederick Simon Family Memorial Scholarship - for current full-time undergraduate students majoring in Criminology, qualified majors in the accelerated BS to MS program in Criminology, and criminology students participating in the College's internship program or who are members of Lambda Alpha Epsilon.
Robert Williams Endowed Scholarship - limited to students pursuing a career in law enforcement. Applications should be submitted during junior year for receipt during senior year. Award amount varies annually.
*New* - Doyle E. Young Endowed Memorial Scholarship - For former military or military dependents and federal law enforcement dependents pursing full-time undergraduate or graduate degrees in Criminology or Criminal Justice.
Applicants must be current, full-time FSU students to be considered for all awards indicated. Application forms for any of the above opportunities may be accessed by following the link below.
Interested in graduate school, but not sure what it's all about?
The College of Criminology is thrilled to offer our undergraduate and new graduate students a unique glimpse into the world of graduate school with the Criminology Graduate - Undergraduate Mentorship Program. We know the Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate program provides a valuable tool to apply the knowledge undergraduates learn regarding the theoretical explanations for criminal behavior and its subsequent application in empirical research. We also know that many students are interested in taking the “graduate school step” and may be viable candidates for our graduate program, but are unsure of the academic responsibilities of the graduate program, opportunities available to students in terms of publishing and funding, and the possibilities of career options post-graduation. The Criminology Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Program is an opportunity for potential and incoming graduate students to partner with current graduate students who can give an insider's view of graduate life. Students who are interested in participating in this project can contact Amaia Iratzoqui at email@example.com.
Looking to get involved? Take look at Lambda Alpha Epsilon!
Florida State University's Lambda chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the largest professional criminology organization in the nation, will begin their pledge process this fall, as they look forward to growing their 100+ membership organization. Throughout the year, LAE engages with various law enforcement agencies both locally and across the state and nation. Membership in LAE will strengthen your resume, build confidence and expand your interests into areas of Criminology you didn't even know existed. Offering firearms training to their members, LAE also works closely with the Tallahassee Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and various other agencies in the field. But the fun doesn't stop there! LAE also boasts involvement in most intramural sports on campus, hosts regular social events and is active in supporting the Tallahassee community through various service projects. If you are interested in learning more about membership with Lambda Alpha Epsilon, please contact Recruitment Officer, Kristina Griffin, at 561.267.5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Publications from the Fine Faculty of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
It is no secret that Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has some of the most accomplished faculty in the country. The College is ranked #1 among all criminology and criminal justice program faculties for faculty research. A recent article in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education by Professor Gary Kleck and recent College Ph.D. graduate, J.C. Barnes, shows that the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University has the most productive faculty in the United States.
Below are some of the most recent publications from our fine faculty; take a look for yourself and see why our program is ranked the highest in the country for our published research.
Baumer, Eric P. and Janet Lauritsen. 2010 “Reporting Crime to the Police, 1973-2005: A Multivariate Analysis of Long-Term Trends in the NCS and NCVS.” Stewart, Eric A. and Ronald L. Simons. 2010. “Race, Code of the Street, and Violent Delinquency: A Multilevel Investigation of Neighborhood Street Culture and Individual Norms of Violence.”
Stewart, Eric A. and Ronald L. Simons. 2010. “Race, Code of the Street, and Violent Delinquency: A Multilevel Investigation of Neighborhood Street Culture and Individual Norms of Violence.”
Warren, Patricia. 2010. “Inequality by Design: The Connection between Race, Crime, Victimization and Social Policy.”
A Step Ahead: The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Combined Bachelors to Masters Program
For many students, their higher education plans have always included graduate school; for others, graduate school may be just a distant thought. For both of these types of students, The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice's Combined Bachelors to Masters Program offers the opportunity to get a “jumpstart” on graduate level studies by enrolling in graduate level courses while still an undergraduate student. Students selected for the Combined BS to MS Program will be permitted to count up to twelve hours of graduate coursework toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees, completing the entire program with just one additional year of coursework.
To be eligible for application to the Combined BS to MS Program, undergraduate students must be currently majoring or double majoring in Criminology, have earned a minimum GPA of 3.25, scored a minimum of 1000 on the GRE (find more information regarding the GRE here: http://www.ets.org/gre/), have completed at least 90 hours of coursework and have a proven ability to meet the challenges of graduate level work. For more information on the Combined Bachelors to Masters Program, please visit https://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/academic-accelerated.php or contact Mrs. Margarita Frankeberger, Graduate Coordinator, at 850.644.7373 or email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendar.
The start of a new year means there is plenty going on around FSU and The College of Criminology! For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Registrar's Fall 2011 Academic Calendar at http://registrar.fsu.edu/dir_class/fall/acad_cal.htm