Welcome to the Department of Criminology!

Congratulations Class of 2020! The Criminology Department faculty have put together this video for you!


 Recent Updates

  • The Department of Criminology is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Dr. James Pitts has accepted an invitation to join the Fresno Commission for Police Reform. This commission was created by the Fresno City Council on June 11th of this year and was charged with providing recommendations for police reform to the city. The commission’s membership was announced by the Fresno Bee in the link below. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pitts on this very important appointment.

    https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article243659387.html - storylink=mainstage_card2
  • Professors Clement, Kieckhaefer, and Marshall, with help from Outstanding Criminology Undergraduate Student Nuvia Garcia, finished a several year long grant project with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This program evaluation examined how various contraband interdiction programs influenced drugs and other illegal items, violence, and visitation at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) and State Prison in Corcoran.

CRIM 180I SUMMER INTERSESSION INTERNSHIP:
CRIM 180I, Class Number 50065,

17 May-4 June

 

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 10 POSSIBLE PLACEMENTS WITH THE MADERA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ASSIST THE SHERIFF’S OFFICEAT COUNTY VACCINATION SITES. PLACEMENTS MUST BE PROCESSED THIS MONTH SO STUDENTS MUST REGISTER/ENROLL QUICKLY.

Students who desire to enroll for this internship section and have met the following pre-requisites may be issued permission numbers:

Completion of online tutorial/orientation with a perfect score
Completion of at least 90+ units by semester end in May 2021
CRIM 1, CRIM 2, CRIM 20 CRIM112,
Students must email Dr. Schweizer at haralds@csufresno.edu and also include/attach their DPR downloaded as a PDF (HTM converted to pdf is not acceptable).
There are some face to face internship placements for students who qualify and are also willing to perform internship hours at their own risk.

Other placements involving online activities may also be available. Students may decline actual placement and opt to complete alternative assignments to learn about CJ careers to complete the internship requirement.

It is imperative for students interested in being placed to submit the required INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT REQUEST immediately after registering for the course. Placements will be provided on a first come, first served basis and may be filled as early as mid-March.

Students will have access to internship course documents and additional information as soon as they are registered.


About our Programs

The Department of Criminology at Fresno State provides undergraduate and graduate education in Criminology and Forensic Behavioral Sciences for students planning professional and academic careers in the criminal justice field. Our curriculum is diversified and integrated, reflecting the wide range of employment opportunities, including in direct service and administration in Corrections, Forensic Behavioral Sciences, Law Enforcement, and Victimology.

Explore our website to learn more about how you can align your education to a career with programs offered through the Department of Criminology.

Dog Days, Summer 2020 packet (click here)

 Programs offered include:

Get involved! The Department of Criminology has two student organizations:

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Phi Omega Alpha chapter) is a unique Professional Co-Ed Criminology Fraternity.
Alpha Phi Sigma (The National Criminal Justice Honors society) is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Both of these student organizations attend academic field trips and conferences that support their organization's mission and goals.

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which provides detailed answers to a wide variety of student questions.

Interested in adding Criminology as a Major or Minor, or Forensic Behavioral Sciences as a Major or Minor?
Please contact the College of Social Sciences Advising Center.

Permission number request(s):

  • General CRIM/FBS course Permission number (NOT CRIM 180I) link, Click HERE
  • CRIM 180I ONLY Permission number link, Click HERE

Please note: Priority will go to graduating CRIM/FBS majors in their last semester.