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Read more about the Fall 2020 plan and safety protocols. COVID-19 updates can be found on the Coronavirus Information page.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

The Criminology Department faculty have put together this video for you!


A message to current and former Criminology Department students from the Department Chairs, June 12, 2020

Statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd


Welcome to the Department of Criminology!

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. The program 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.

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