Criminology, B.Sc. | California State University, Fresno | California, United States
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At California State University, Fresno, the Department of Criminology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Behavioral Sciences (as of fall 2019), and a Master of Science degree in Criminology.

Overview

These programs are ideally suited to students planning professional and/or academic careers in criminal justice related fields. Department offerings are diversified and integrated, reflecting the wide range of job opportunities in the field, including direct service and administration in law enforcement, corrections, victimology/victim services, juvenile justice, and forensic behavioral sciences. 

The Criminology BSc program offered at California State University, Fresno is designed to prepare students for beginning professional work in criminal justice and to provide preparation for graduate work including law school. Criminology courses at the undergraduate level include integration of theoretical and applied materials of an interdisciplinary nature. 

The corrections option is designed for students interested in careers in probation, parole, correctional institutions, and other affiliated forms of work. 

The law enforcement option is designed for students interested in careers with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, or law enforcement careers within the private sector. 

The victimology option is designed for students interested in careers in domestic violence programs, rape counseling programs, victim/witness programs, or other victim-related programs at the local, state, or federal level; these programs can either be criminal justice based or community based. An internship course is required in the corrections, law enforcement, and victimology options. 

The Forensic Behavioral Sciences major prepares students interested in traditional criminal justice careers. However, it is also designed for students interested in the application of other behavioral sciences — such as psychology, anthropology, social work, and linguistics — to the criminal justice system.

What You Can Learn

  • The composition, manufacture, use, and misuse of drugs and their relationship to criminality
  • The psychological bases of criminal behavior
  • Typology and history of family abuse
  • Crimes' causal factors, agencies of justice, treatment processes, and programs for control and prevention of juvenile delinquency

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Administration of Justice
  • Crime, Criminology, and Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Statistical and Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Crime and Violence in America
  • Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card or Submit the Paper Application
  • Official English language proficiency
  • Original or certificated copies of in-progress or final transcripts
  • A copy of graduation certificate (if applicable)
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Statement of purpose, principal's or teacher's recommendation is encouraged not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6084 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6084 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6084 USD per year during 48 months.

Non-resident: will be charged Non-Resident Tuition Fee at $420.00 per unit, in addition to tuition and fees.

Living costs for California

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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