Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice


Academic Advising

The advising process involves a relationship between the student and the advisor. While it is the advisor who guides the student through planning his or her academic path, the actual choices are made by the student. The advisor is not a boss, parent, or dictator, but more of a guide and helper. That means, that it is ultimately up to the student to plan his or her course of action. When the student meets with his or her advisor, he or she must be prepared. It is in that spirit that this page exists.

Full Time Academic Advisors

Mr. Jonathon Burns

Holmstedt  Hall Room 211



Mr. Travis Behem

Holmstedt Hall Room 214



Mr. Gary Hartsock (primarily distance advising)

Holmstedt Hall Room 219




Undergraduate Scheduling Guide

The Undergraduate Scheduling Guide is provided to help students organize their plan of study. The Department will try to adhere to this guide when scheduling courses, but academic and budget demands may alter when courses can be offered. On-line courses will be offered on a slightly different schedule, but the guide can also assist Distance Education students.



New curriculum requirements

The new CCJ curriculum requirements pertain to students beginning Fall 2011.


Distance Education Course Registration Information for:

On Campus Students

Distance Students

Advising 101





How do I get my DARS report?  

  1. Goto the SycamoreLogin page.
  2. Enter your portal username and password.
  3. On the main screen click on the yellow student tab at the top left corner of the page.
  4. Once the student page has loaded, click on the link at the far left that says "DARS Menu".
  5. Again, once this page has loaded, click on the link that says "Submit an Audit".
  6. Use the drop down box to select "BS IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE" and then click the [Run Audit] button.
  7. After five minutes, click on the the link that says "View submitted audits".
  8. Find the earliest date and click the "BS IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE" link in the middle of the page that goes with that date.
  9. Click "View a Printer Friendly Report".
  10. Print this page.

When can I register for classes?

Please visit the Office of Registration and Records homepage for important dates.

When are group scheduling sessions?

Group scheduling sessions for priority registration are located on the department announcements page

Where can I get the scheduling form if I need signatures?

It is available here.

Where can I see what criminology classes are offered?

Go to the Dynamically Searchable Schedule of classes located here. Then in the search limits box only choose "Criminology". Then, perform a search. Course descriptions are available here.

Where can I see all classes that are offered?

The Dynamically Searchable Schedule of classes is located here. A "regular" list is no longer available.

How can I find out who my advisor is?

That information is available on your DARS report.

Sample Course Syllabi