Applicants should attain junior standing (defined as 56 or more transferable college credits) by the time of enrollment.  Up to 60 applicable credits may be transferred to this program.

Students interested in transferring from Montgomery College are encouraged to consult the Recommended Transfer Program Evaluation for Montgomery College.

Students interested in transferring from Frederick Community College are encouraged to consult the Recommended Transfer Program Evaluation for Frederick Community College.

If you are transferring from Montgomery College (MC), you might be interested in learning more about the Terp Transfer Partnership, which can provide you a seamless transition from MC to USG. 

Additionally, a grade of "C-" or better should be earned in each of the five courses specifically required by the major:

UMCP Course

 MC Equivalent FCC Equivalent
CCJS100  CCJS110 CCJS101 (formerly CJ101)
CCJS105  SOCY200 SOCY201 (formerly SO201)
CCJS230  CCJS221 CCJS201 (formerly CJ110)
Social Science Statistics  BSAD210 MATH125 (formerly BUMA205)
STAT100 or MATH107*  MATH117

MATH175 or MATH120 or MATH185

(formerly MA201 or MA206 or MA210, respectively)

*A calculus class, MATH 120, 130, or 140 may be substituted

After transferring, students will complete upper-level coursework in order to obtain their B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice. View an example of a Post-Transfer 2-year Program Plan.

A typical student's GPA may be 2.5 or higher.  Admission to the University of Maryland is competitive.  The number of students seeking admission exceeds the number who can be accommodated.  In accordance with Maryland Higher Education Commission and Board of Regents transfer policies, certain applicants from Maryland public institutions are given special consideration and are admitted when space is available.