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Degrees and programs


The Department of Criminology at Fresno State provides undergraduate education in Criminology for students planning professional careers in the criminal justice field. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminology is diversified and integrated, reflecting the wide range of employment opportunities in the field, including direct service and administration in Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Victimology.  The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Forensic Behavioral Sciences is designed for students who are interested in the application of the behavioral sciences (e.g., Psychology, Anthropology, Linguistics, etc.) to the criminal justice system. Students who earn a B.S. in Forensic Behavioral Sciences will also be prepared for traditional criminal justice careers.


Do you want to Minor in Criminology or Forensic Behavioral Sciences? Our program gives students the flexibility to complete either minor in just 21 units.


Explore the degrees and programs listed to learn more about how you can align your education to a career with programs offered through the Department of Criminology. Programs offered include: academic certificatesinternshipsHonors ProgramMock Trial, and CRIM-108 (Directed Policing through the Fresno County Sheriff's Department).


Have you ever wanted to study abroad? Find out how you can travel to another country to experience its culture and learn how its Administration of Justice operates by visiting our section.

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