Criminology, Law, and Society is a dynamic, multidisciplinary unit. Students at the graduate and undergraduate level develop strong foundations in research, methods, theories, and systems of justice, criminology and crime policy, security, and law and society. They graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the causes and consequences of crime and injustice, the responses by criminal and civil justice institutions, and what works to improve social conditions among affected individuals, communities, organizations, and countries.
Thank you for your interest in the Criminology, Law, and Society (CLS) undergraduate programs at George Mason University! Please see below for how to apply and various resources for prospective Mason undergraduate students.
Step One: Review the CLS Program Information
Program requirements for the CLS degree, information on concentrations, minors, and alumni profiles can all be found by visiting the degree information page.
Step Two: Attend an Admissions Event
We strongly recommend putting your name on the Admissions mailing list. You will be emailed information about open houses for prospective and incoming students and other events that would be beneficial as you prepare to join the Mason Nation! By attending an upcoming Admissions event you will learn more about admissions requirements, transfer credits, take a tour of campus and have your questions answered before applying.
Step Three: Apply to Mason
When you apply to George Mason you will be asked to designate your intended program of study. By selecting criminology, law, and society you will enter the university with the major declared and be advised on your remaining requirements at new student orientation.
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