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Tarleton State University Criminal Justice Association

The Tarleton State University Criminal Justice Association or ‘CJA’ is open to all Criminal Justice majors and minors.  Students may be enrolled full or part-time but must be in good standing with the university with an overall and program grade point average of 2.0 or higher.  CJA members participate in field trips, firearms safety training, hear and interact with special speakers, and assist with the Richard T. Shigley Criminal Justice Career Day.

Interested students may contact:

Dr. Brittany Rodriguez
(254) 968-9825
brodriguez@tarleton.edu

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.

Requirements of Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the criminal justice sciences. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduates as well as graduate students of criminal justice.

To become a member, the student must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation at his/her institution. The student must be recommended, to National, by the chapter advisor.

Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum of 3.2 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale, in criminal justice courses. The student must also rank in the top 35% of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The Honor Society is open to those with a declared criminal justice major or minor.

Graduate students are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.4 GPA in both Criminal Justice courses and overall courses, on a 4.0 scale. Student must have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum.

Law students enrolled in law school, having completed one academic year, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale

Tarleton State University
Alpha Delta Tau
Criminal Justice Department
Box T-0665
Stephenville, TX  76402

Adv: Dr. Brittany Rodriguez, Assistant Professor
254-968-9825
brodriguez@tarleton.edu 

Pre-Law Association

Pre-Law Association is a group that deals directly with interest in the law.  Any interested student may join, even if they do not plan to go to law school.  Our main goal is to bring students together to educate and think critically and logically about criminal and civil law and our legal system.  If you are interested in joining, please contact undersigned: 

Contact Information

Dr. Jeff Justice, Assistant Professor
Tarleton State University
Pre-Law Advisor
Ph. (254) 968-1827
prelaw@tarleton.edu
justice@tarleton.edu