Current Students

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Where to Find Textbooks

If you give yourself a few days’ head start, it is possible to find some good textbook prices at online bookstores and have the books delivered in time for the second or third class period. Start with Best Book Buys, which are comparative shopping sites that give you price, availability, shipping times, and cost for any book at more than 25 online stores. Online bookstores geared specifically to the college textbook market are increasingly popular. Most will buy back your books at term’s end, and a few will even pay shipping costs. Check out VarsityBooks, or see the ratings for online textbook sites on the Top Ten Links site.

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Study Aids and Test Preparation Sites

  • GRE Online — Includes sample test questions with an answer and rationale provided for the questions.
  • Get Prepped — Offers LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, and GRE classes and self study material.
  • PowerScore — This site offers classes to help prepare for the Law School Admissions Test.
  • Sherwood Test Prep — Offers GRE test prep course in 38 states, including Colorado. Their mission is to provide top-quality courses at a value price.
  • TestMasters LSAT — The TestMasters LSAT Course is longer than the Kaplan and Princeton Review courses combined, with eighty hours of live, in-class instruction. TestMasters also has the highest instructor standard in the industry--all of their instructors have scored in the 99th percentile on an actual LSAT administration.
  • LSAT Proctor Test Prep & Admissions — LSAT Proctor provides a DVD for practice LSATS, a preparation book, and professional editing services to assist prospective law students.
  • Test Preparation Practice- This site includes sample tests and links for most of the graduate and college admissions exams.

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Online Courses and Study Abroad Programs

Online Courses

Information about Online Courses -- Always make sure your course is from an accredited school . Check the lists of accrediting agencies at Degree.net

  • Visit eLearners.com and click on Courses > Society > Crime to find a variety of online courses linked to criminal justice. Find degrees at Degrees > Society > Crime. You might also find interesting the courses and degrees listed under “law.”
  • The National Universities Degree Consortium provides access to over 1,000 courses offered through many quality universities
  • American Military University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in criminal justice.
  • The Electronic Campus (Southern Regional Education Board) offers online courses through member institutions. Find a criminal justice related course with the "search for courses" option.
  • Check the Internet offerings each semester offered by the Department of Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • From Hungry Minds University site click on Online Courses and see if anything is available in your area of interest.
  • Also see course listings at Western Governors University .

Study Abroad Programs

  • UNESCO This site is designed to serve as a resource for students considering studying abroad at institutions of higher education.
  • International Education Passport A versatile and comprehensive study-abroad site.
  • Online Study Abroad Directory
  • GoAbroad.com A comprehensive on-line source for study abroad, language schools, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, and more
  • University of Michigan's International Center Of interest to anyone considering studying abroad
  • StudyAbroad.com Mostly links but also program listings from around the world -- searchable by country
  • Educations.com Helps students who are interested in studying abroad find information about education alternatives all over the world. This is where you find information about what education options are available, what is required for you to get in, how much it costs, etc.
  • AFS: Intercultural Programs Has a variety of international school and work programs for high school students and young adults over 18
  • WorldWide Classroom Clearinghouse on international student programs

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The Criminal Justice Listserv

The Criminal Justice program would like you to subscribe to our program listserv. Useful information such as job and internship opportunities, course information, program news, professional activities, pre-registration procedures, etc. is sent out electronically via the listserv. This allows you to receive information instantly and stay well informed.

Here’s how to subscribe:

  • First, from the e-mail account you wish to receive our messages, force your e-mail system to use plain text (instead of styled text or HTML) when you send the e-mail
  • Send an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.unco.edu
  • Leave the subject line blank
  • In the message box, type the following: subscribe criminal justice
  • Be sure to remove any signature line if you are using one.

Once you have sent the e-mail, you will receive a “Welcome” message that confirms your subscription and explains how to remove yourself from the listserv if you wish to at some future date. Please print those instructions for future use. If you have trouble subscribing, please contact Theresa Lane in the Criminal Justice office at 351-2186 or drop her an e-mail at theresa.lane@unco.edu.

For More Information

If this doesn’t answer all your questions, feel free to contact the department chair.