If you are here then you are considering being a part of one of the best programs that Central Washington University has to offer! Admission into the law and justice program is based upon overall grade-point average (G.P.A.). Students wishing to successfully apply for admission into the law and justice program must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.25 and be of sophomore or better class standing. Under extenuating circumstances, the Department Chair may admit a limited number of students with a G.P.A. under 2.25. The minimum G.P.A. of 2.25 is required for a student to graduate with a B.A. degree.
While in the LAJ program, students must receive a grade of C- or above in any LAJ course. Any grade below a C- for an LAJ course will not count toward the LAJ degree.
Freshmen or students without a qualifying GPA may declare a Law and Justice Pre-Major to indicate their interest in the program. Pre-Majors will be admitted to the major quarterly upon succesful completion of the admittance requirements.
If you are interested in being a part of the Department of Law and Justice and pursuing one of the many challenging and rewarding careers in the law and justice field, print and fill out a Pre-Major/Major/Minor Application form (91KB .pdf). Once admitted to Central Washington University, submit the application to the campus where you plan to attend.
Though not required for admission, a copy of your high school transcript will need to be submitted to CWU in order to be awarded your bachelor's degree. We recommend taking care of this when you are applying to the program so that it does not become an issue when you are expecting to graduate.
The Department of Law and Justice thanks you for your interest and wishes you the best in your future endeavors.