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Degree Options

The Bachelor of Science degree program within the Department of Criminology prepares students for professional careers in criminal justice and victim services fields. This program reflects a wide variety of career opportunities available in the field within the options of Corrections, Forensic Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, and Victimology.

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The Corrections option provides a basic academic foundation for work with offenders in institutional and community-based agencies such as probation, parole, jails, and prisons.

Corrections Option Coordinator: Dr. Keith Clement

Forensic Behavioral Sciences

The Forensic Behavioral Sciences option prepares students interested in traditional criminal justice careers. however, it is also designed for students who are interested in the application of other behavioral sciences such as-Psychology, Anthropology, and Linguistics-to the criminal justice system.

Forensic Behavioral Science Option Coordinator: Dr. Jenna Kieckhaefer

Law Enforcement

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.

Law Enforcement Option Coordinator: Dr. Harald Schweizer


The Victimology option is designed for students interested in careers in domestic violence programs, rape counseling programs, victim/witness programs, or other vicitm-related programs at the local, state, or federal level; these programs can either be criminal justice or community based.

Victimology Option Coordinator: Dr. Tinneke Van Camp

See the Fresno State general catalog for more information, including degree requirements and course descriptions.