Academic Planning Worksheet: Law, Societies and Justice (LSJ)

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.

Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

Admission is based on:

  • GPA (minimum UW GPA of 2.5 required), with emphasis on the courses required for admission and for completion of major requirements
  • personal statement representing the student’s interest in and commitment to becoming a LSJ major
  • other evidence of a commitment to the study of society, justice and law

Admitted applicants often show evidence of success in social science courses. Learn more about transferring into LSJ and find a list of recommended social science courses on the department’s website.

Students may apply during autumn, winter and spring quarters. The application deadline is the second Friday of the quarter; students are notified of admissions decisions by the sixth week of the quarter in which they apply.

LSJ is piloting a Direct-to-Major Transfer application for autumn 2022. For more information about admissions criteria for this program, visit the department’s website. Application deadline is April 5th.

Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
English composition C
Two of the following courses: LSJ 200 I&S – Intro to Law, Societies and Justice OR LSJ/POL S 363 I&S - Law in Society OR 320/POL S 368 I&S – The Politics and Law of International Human Rights OR LSJ 321/ANTH 323 I&S - Human Rights Law in Culture and Practice OR LSJ 322/JSIS A 324 I&S - Human Rights in Latin America OR LSJ 329 I&S – Immigration, Citizenship, and Rights OR LSJ/JSIS B 366 I&S – Comp. Law & Legal Cultures OR LSJ/POL S 367 I&S - Comparative Law & Courts

Additional information

  • With few exceptions, LSJ-specific prerequisites are completed at the UW after admission to the University and before admission to the major.
  • Most transfer students complete major prerequisites in the first or second quarter at UW, and then apply to the major in the following quarter.
  • Evidence of writing skills, particularly in the social sciences, is encouraged.

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2021: 122

Total from Washington community colleges: 2

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 0
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 1
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 0
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 0
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 1
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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