Valerie Puiatti, Ph.D., is the Undergraduate Academic Advisor who works with current, returning, and prospective students interested in the Criminal Justice Program and who are seeking a major, certificate, minor, or another degree. Valerie is the advisor for the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) and IU’s Beta Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, which is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Valerie earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Florida State University in 2014 and has a background in Film and Television Studies.
Her office is located in Sycamore Hall 336. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krystie Herndon, M.L.S, M.S., 2009 College Advisor of the Year, is the Undergraduate Academic advisor who also works with current, returning, and prospective students interested in the Criminal Justice Program and who are seeking a major, certificate, minor, or another degree. Krystie also advises in two other departments in the College. She earned her master’s of library science from IU in 2006, her master’s of science in higher education in 2012, and is currently working on a doctorate in higher education administration. Krystie has over 25 years of experience at IU, including admissions and academic records.
Her office is located in Sycamore Hall 301. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
The Undergraduate advisors can advise current Criminal Justice students here at IU Bloomington on degree requirements, or the CJUS certificate or minor requirements, internship opportunities, and other volunteer, academic, and wellness opportunities within the department, on campus and in town, as well as graduate school and career planning. They may also have information about research and employment opportunities that are available in Indiana and across the country.
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What requires an advising appointment?
If you are a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, please schedule an appointment to do the following:
- If you are interested in pursuing a CJUS major
- If you want to officially declare your CJUS 2nd degree
- If you have questions about your degree or CJUS major requirements and your progress, that require a review of your Academic Advisement Report by an advisor in order to answer the questions
- If you are interested in any of the following: Departmental Honors (P399 and P499), the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), Internship requirements (P481), Individual Readings and Projects (P495)
Please note: you do not need to meet with an advisor to declare your CJUS minor unless we advise you to do so or if you choose to do so.
- Please email a CJUS advisor with your name and student ID# to have your minor declared. A follow up email will be sent to you confirming the courses that count towards your minor and any that you may still need to take.
If you are a student whose major is not in the College of Arts and Sciences, please schedule an appointment to do the following:
- If you want to officially declare your CJUS major or certificate. Please note: we may ask you to schedule an appointment to declare your minor.
- To declare a certificate in CJUS, you will need to wait until you have completed the last class for the certificate requirements to have this declared. Please contact a CJUS advisor once you have completed your certificate requirements, so this can be processed.
To all students, please schedule an advising appointment,If you have questions about your progress towards your CJUS major, minor or certificate, and or COLL BA degree requirements (if applicable) and progress, that will require a review of your Academic Advisement Report (AAR) by an advisor in order to answer the questions, please schedule an advising appointment or come to walk-in hours.
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