Criminal Justice, Social Science & Liberal Arts Majors

Criminal Justice, Social Science & Liberal Arts Majors

I am a criminal justice, social science or liberal arts major. Am I eligible to participate?

  • Will you have earned between 24 and 30 credits by the end of your second semester at John Jay?
  • Do you have a GPA of 2.0 or greater?
  • Will you register for 14 or more credits for the next semester?
  • Are you eligible for a TAP award (NY State financial aid)?

If you answered YES to all the questions above, then you may be eligible to participate in the acceleration program. Eligible students receive an invitation to attend an acceleration info session.

Social Science and Liberal Arts majors include any major listed on this page except: Forensic Science, Cell & Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Computer Science and Information Security and Applied Mathematics.

Complete these program requirements to obtain a tuition waiver:

  1. Attend an info session to learn more about the eligibility requirements of the Acceleration Program (when available).
  2. Participate in academic success and professional planning workshops and tutoring.
    –Sign up for June workshops here
    –Sign up for July workshops here
    –Sign up for August workshops here
  3. Complete your Financial Aid applications for federal and state aid. Students in non-STEM majors must be eligible to receive TAP aid. Access the FAFSA form here. Contact if you have questions about this requirement.
  4. Make an appointment to select your summer course.

If you have any questions about the Acceleration Program or want help deciding if this opportunity is right for you, email Briana Gerena.

What are the summer 2019 course options?

Social Science/Liberal Arts Major Course Options
Click the link below to see what courses are being offered this summer. Remember to check for any prerequisites!
Gen Ed Requirements Part 1
Gen Ed Requirements Part 2
Gen Ed Requirements Part 3

Tips for student success

  1. Check DegreeWorks to see what requirements you’ve completed, and what you’re ready to complete next!
  2. Make an appointment with an advisor to discuss your academic plan
  3. Make a tutoring appointment, and check when tutoring will be available
    Math & Science Resource Center: free tutoring for math, science, and computer science
    Modern Language Center: free tutoring for language courses
    Writing Center: free tutoring and writing consultation