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College of Social Sciences


Below you will find a list of degrees, minors and certificates offered by each department in the College of Social Sciences.

(B.A. denotes a bachelor of Arts degree; B.S., Bachelor of Science; M.A., Master of Arts; M.S., Master of Science; M.P.A., Master of Public Administration.)

Africana Studies
  • B.A., Minor, Certificate
  • B.A. in Africana Studies
  • Minor in Africana Studies
  • Certificate in Racial Understanding

  • B.A., Three Minors, Certificate
  • B.A. in Anthropology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in American Indian Studies
  • Minor in Asian American Studies
  • Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies

Chicano and Latin American Studies
  • Two B.A. Offerings, Two Minors
  • B.A. in Latin American Studies
  • B.A. in Chicano Studies
  • Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Minor in Latin American Studies

Child and Family Science
  • B.S., in Child and Family Science (2 Options): Child Development option, Family Science option
  • Minor in Child and Family Science

  • M.S., B.S., Minor, Three Certificates
  • M.S. in Criminology
  • B.S. in Criminology (4 Options):
    • Forensic Behavioral Sciences Option,
    • Corrections Option,
    • Law Enforcement Option,
    • Victimology Option
  • Minor in Criminology
  • Certificate in Legal Studies
  • Certificate in Victim Services
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Homeland Security (On Hold)

Geography and City and Regional Planning
  • B.A., B.S., Three Minors, Two Certificates
  • B.A. in Geography
  • B.S. in City and Regional Planning
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Meteorology
  • Minor in Urban Studies
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Community and Regional Planning
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

  • M.A., B.A., Two Minors, Certificate
  • M.A. in History
  • B.A. in History
  • Minor in History
  • Minor in Jewish Studies
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in History

Political Science
  • M.A., M.P.A., B.A., Two Minors, Certificate, Program
  • M.P.A. in Public Administration
  • B.A. in Political Science
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Minor in Public Administration
  • Certificate in Legal Studies
  • Moot Court Program

  • B.A., Two Minors, Two Certificates
  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Philanthropic and Community-Based Leadership
  • Humanics Certificate in Administration and Leadership for Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs)
  • Certificate in Applied Sociological Research

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • B.A., Minor
  • B.A. in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies




American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies offers students opportunities to study the governments, nations, cultures, and social structures of American Indian societies and American Indian societies within the context of the United States.

Asian American Studies

The Asian American Studies Program offers a minor with classes that focus on the history and contemporary experience of Asians in the United States.

Credential Program

Subject matter preparation for the secondary teaching credential in Social Sciences.



Humanics offers students specialized training in administration and leadership for community benefit organizations and works with hundreds of organizations in the region to prepare leaders for service to humanity.

Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program encourages Fresno State students from all backgrounds to study the many dimensions of Jewish heritage and its contemporary contexts.

Project Rebound

Project Rebound is a program designed to help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reintegrate into society via higher education.


See the General Catalog for degree and program requirements, course descriptions, and major requirements.

Links to each Department, Program, or Project will provide additional information such as degrees, programs, certification offerings, and their requirements.