What is CJS 490 Criminal Justice Capstone?
Using both a theoretical and practical framework, this experience is designed to help students integrate and synthesize their undergraduate experiences. An applied project demonstrates discipline mastery of a subject and serves as a vehicle for future work and study in the criminal justice field. Note: This course should be taken the semester the student graduates.

Who is eligible to register for CJS 490 Criminal Justice Capstone?

  • Students who have successfully completed the following prerequisite courses with a C- or better:
    • CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice
    • CJS 320 Applied Criminology
    • CJS 360 Diversity in Criminal Justice
    • CJS 375 Criminal Justice Ethics
    • CJS 483 Research Seminar in Criminal Justice  
  • Students who are prepared and planning to:
    • Register for their final semester prior to graduation
    • Register for their final semester prior to completion of Summer Skills and graduation 
  • Students must have attended a PAW and be accepted to the major 

Be sure to confirm you will meet all the university degree requirements at the end of your last term:

I will have completed ALL
my course requirements.


I will have completed ALL my credit requirements.

General Education
Liberal Studies/RIGR

Minimum 120
40 Upper Division
30 University Residency
24 Major Residency 

Notes for your information:

  • Students needing concurrent registration of prerequisite(s) and CJS 490 should contact their advisor for approval. 
  • SLC is authorized to administratively drop any student who does not meet the eligibility criteria for CJS 490 Capstone registration at any time. 
  • Student registers for courses in eServices and pays/sets up payment plan by tuition deadline (if after tuition deadline - payment/plan is requested the same day as registration). 
  • If you have additional questions about the CJS 490 CJ Capstone registration process, contact the SLC Advising Center at slcadvising@metrostate.edu