Summer & Fall
Early Registration Tips!!!
Summer and Fall 2012 registration guides, as well as course listings on the Course Lookup system will be available on February 27, 2012. Early registration for Summer and Fall 2012 begins on March 12, 2012. To maximize your search efforts, it is important to use the optional selections when searching for Criminology courses.
Tip # 1 - Filter your search by department (Criminology and Criminal Justice).
Do not search by course prefix - CCJ, CJE, CJL as that can bring up courses that do not count toward the major in criminology and criminal justice.
Tip # 2 - Uncheck show open sections only. This will allow students to view opened and closed sections. The search result will produce all sections being offered for the semester. Although a section may be closed at that particular time there is a chance a seat will become available before the end of registration.
The FSU academic calendar also is a very useful resource. The calendar is produced by the University Registrar and contains relevant dates and deadlines for the academic year. To access the FSU academic calendar refer to link below.
be reminded that no outside elective courses (courses from any department other than criminology and criminal justice) count toward major requirements. All 12 courses required for the major must come from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. If in doubt about which courses count toward the major in Criminology and Criminal Justice please contact an advisor.
Computer Criminology Degree Requirement Update:
The requirements for the computer criminology major have been updated. Students entering the computer criminology major in Summer 2012 will be required to meet these requirements for the degree. Check our website at https://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/current-undergrad-majors-computer.php for a complete list of required courses and accepted electives for the computer criminology degree.
It's Your Future!!
Throughout spring 2012, a host of events are scheduled to inform student about potential career options in the field of criminology, as well as internships and work experience students should consider to make themselves more marketable for that career. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. Remember, it's your future!
Careers in the Major Workshop
FSU Career Center and College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Thursday, February 9, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Hecht House Conference Room
FSU Career Center Mock Interview Program
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Thursday, February 16, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm, FSU Career Center, Register for your Spring Mock Interview on SeminoleLink Plus!
Mentors Offering Real-World Education (MORE) for Women
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice. For more infomation Contact Danielle Drazin @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Connections: A Panel Discussion
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice and FSU Career Center
Thursday, March 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Claude Pepper Center, Broad Auditorium
Myths about Majors and Careers
Criminology Advising First Advisor, Bernard Shuford, has been selected to co lead a discussion on “Myths about Majors and Careers” at the upcoming NACADA Region 4 International Conference in Miami, Florida. For more information on NACADA see link below.
2011-12 College Scholarship Recipients
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice awarded $66,000 in total scholarships during 2011-2012.
See below for a complete list of scholarships and recent recipients.
Eugene and Rosalind Czajkoski Scholarship
Recipient: Catie Clark
Hometown: Homestead, FL
Undergraduate Degree: Political Science, University of Central Florida
Research Interests: Corrections, Public Policy, Sentencing and Reentry
Major Professor: Dr. William Bales
Extracurricular Activities: Reading
Career Goal: Become a tenured faculty member at a research institution
“My favorite part of the criminology program is the numerous research opportunities that are afforded graduate students.”
Frank A. and Lynn W. Baker Scholarship
Recipients: Amanda Council and Travis Nowell
Jerry A. and Carolyn S. Glass Scholarship and Kelly Ivey Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Ashley Fasshauser
Hometown: Native New York, presently Pensacola, FL.
Year in school: Sophomore
Extracurricular Activities: Thank A Soldier Organization, FSU Habitat for Humanity, and Civitan Club
Career Goal: To attend Law school and become a lawyer
“My favorite part of FSU's Criminology program is having the advantage to take courses from prominent professors. Having the opportunity to learn criminological concepts from their knowledgeable point of views will help me in my future endeavors of becoming a lawyer.”
James C. Sweat Scholarship
Recipient: Casey Kirk
Hometown: Plant City, FL
Extracurricular Activities: Active member in Lady Spirithunters (Face painting, circus ushering, skyboxes), participating in intramurals (volleyball, flag football, softball), and working in the FSU Visitor's Information Center. Also, possibly studying abroad in Israel this summer.
Career Goal: Assisting law enforcement in criminal profiling or crime analyzing
“My favorite part of the criminology program is the fact that I am learning very useful and interesting material and research from some of the top faculty among universities. I am proud to be educated by the best criminology program in the country that will help me obtain my career goals.”
Robert Williams Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Jaxson Lear
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Major(s): Computer Criminology
Minor(s): Russian Language
Extracurricular Activities: Martial Arts
Career Goal: Work in the Federal Government
“My favorite part of FSU's Criminology program is learning about the criminal justice system and how it operates from some of the best professors in the country.”
Williams Minority Scholarship
Recipient: Clyde Lemon
Hometown: St. George, SC
Undergraduate Degree: Political Science, Benedict College
Research Interests: racial profiling of minority youth; labeling of minority youth; policing of disadvantaged neighborhoods; neighborhoods and crime.
Major Professor: Dr. Eric Stewart
Extracurricular Activities: Mentor- Criminology Undergraduate/Graduate Mentorship Program; Secretary/Treasurer - Black Graduate Student Association; Co-Advisor - Tallahassee Kappa Leadership Development League; Student Member - American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, & National Black Graduate Student Association
Career Goal: Criminologist (professor & future dean) & Director of Dept of Juvenile Justice
“My favorite part about the Criminology program is the body of knowledge we cover. We are not just limited to the simple, most used methods or theories in the field but also the most complex and upcoming advancements in the field.”
Cory D. Dahlem Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Anisley Mena
Major(s): Criminology / International Affairs
Extracurricular Activities: Ribbons for a Cause, be part of many community service opportunities in addition to socials.
Career Goal: Be part of a government agency
“I love that the faculty and staff in Criminology give great attention to every student and thoroughly help them through their education. The program allows us to explore the many aspects of criminology allowing us to find our interest.”
Fredrick Simon Family Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Michael Mitrani
Hometown: Hollywood, FL
Major(s): Criminology and Psychology
Minor(s): International Affairs and Mathematics
Extracurricular Activities: University Housing, Racquetball, FIG Leader
Career Goal: Federal Law Enforcement
“My favorite part of FSU's Crim program is the variety of classes offered in varying fields of criminology.”
Frank A. and Lynn W. Baker Scholarship
Recipient: Travis Noel
Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL
Major(s): Criminology, Psychology
Extracurricular Activities: Member of the FSU Bamboo Dojo Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts sports club, Member of LAE
Career Goal: Become an FBI Special Agent
“My favorite part of the program is the fact that the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University has the most productive faculty in the United States and the opportunity to be a part of such a great establishment.”
Robert L. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Samuel Scaggs
Hometown: Blue Springs, Missouri
Undergraduate Degree: Criminal Justice and Criminology, The University of Missouri in Kansas City
Research Interests: Life-course criminology, America's responses to criminality and deviance, correctional policy
Extracurricular Activities: Reading, camping, listening to music, and traveling
Career Goal: Broadly, I would like to conduct research and teach for a research-based program. Research-wise, I hope to explore factors for desistance and persistence in criminality across the 'entire' life-course. I am also interested in exploring the correctional responses to the growing number of older-adult inmates in state and federal prisons.
“My favorite part of FSU's Criminology program is probably the incredible diversity among faculty and students. This program brings together a variety of perspectives to make the learning experience even better.”
Joseph Harris Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Ryan Shields
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore
Research Interests: Sex offending, sex offender policy, sentencing, homicide, suicide
Major Professor: Dan Mears
Extracurricular Activities: Reading, writing, travel
Career Goal: I hope to have a faculty position at a research university.
“My favorite feature of FSU's Criminology program is the student-faculty collaboration. Professors are fully invested in the success of students, and students learn invaluable skills from being a part of the research enterprise with faculty members.”
CONGRATS DR. CLOSE!!!!
Criminology Professor and FSU alumnus Dr. Billy Close has long known what it means to be number one. As part of the nation's top ranked Criminology faculty, Dr. Close has impressive academic credentials. He has earned multiple Outstanding Faculty awards and received 2010's Guardian of the Flame Award from the student leadership organization Burning Spear. He is continually recognized by the University and its students as a leader in the classroom, but this month he is recognized for his athletic prowess as an inductee in the State of Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame.
As a student at Tallahassee's Lincoln High School, Billy helped lead his team to state titles in the long and triple jumps, and here at FSU went on to lead the Seminoles for two years as team captain. Today, Dr. Close is still passionate about athletics and serves with fellow Criminology professor Dr. Eric Stewart on the FSU Athletic board.
Both his athletic career and his reputation as an educator would be enough to recognize the incredible success of Dr. Billy Close, but what has defined his career at FSU and his approach to education has been his commitment to go beyond the athlete. This commitment led to the creation of the non-profit group Beyond the Athlete in 2005.
Perhaps no one better understands the challenge of maintaining academic excellence under the incredible pressure of performing as an NCAA Division I athlete than Dr. Billy Close. Beyond the Athlete recognizes the need to focus the energy, passion, and commitment of these incredibly high performing young people into their work in the classroom and beyond.
NEWSFLASH - Did you hear...
We're moving to Eppes! The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice will be relocating to the Eppes building! The move is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012, when the building will be completely renovated to accommodate the growing College.
The Oglesby Union has many exciting events for students this semester, from Breakfast for a Buck, to a large scale University philanthropy known as Dance Marathon, home Circus shows and a carnival on the Union Green at Spring Fling.
Visit the Union at http://union.fsu.edu/ for full details and many more ways to relax and enjoy campus!
In Other College News.....
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has chosen SAGE to publish the Journal of Drug Issues, beginning in January, 2012
Journal of Drug Issues (JDI) continues its dedication to providing a professional and scholarly forum centered on the national and international problems associated with drugs, especially illicit drugs. With international contributors and subscribers, JDI is an instrument widely used by research scholars, public policy analysts, and those involved in the day-to-day struggle against the problem of drug abuse. Joining the SAGE journal family means that Journal of Drug Issues will be available through SAGE Journals Online and authors will be able to submit articles for review through SAGE Track.
“We chose SAGE because we were impressed with the strength of its criminology list and felt like JDI would fit in well,” said Tom Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology. “We were also looking at a publisher who could make the work more discoverable and felt like the SAGE Journals Online platform performs well in that area.”
The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is known for its ground-breaking research, challenging coursework, and inspiring intellectual community.
“SAGE helps organizations dedicated to furthering their research do so by allowing them to concentrate on selecting the best research for their journal,” said Bob Howard, SAGE Executive Director, US Journals. “SAGE is happy to provide greater technological methods of dissemination and discoverability with our tools and platform.”
The Journal of Drug Issues (JDI) was incorporated as a nonprofit entity in the State of Florida in 1971. In 1996, JDI was transferred to the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Richard L. Rachin Endowment was established to support its continued publication. Since its inception, JDI has been dedicated to providing a professional and scholarly forum centered on the national and international problems associated with drugs, especially illicit drugs. It is a refereed publication with international contributors and subscribers. As a leader in its field, JDI is an instrument widely used by research scholars, public policy analysts, and those involved in the day-to-day struggle against the problem of drug abuse. http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi/default.htm
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com
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