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Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies

at California State University San Marcos at Temecula 

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences has partnered with Extended Learning to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies.


The Program

The Criminology and Justice Studies program in Temecula is offered by the CSUSM Sociology Department in partnership with Extended Learning. This major draws on the intellectual traditions of sociology and critical criminology to understand the social correlates of crime and justice. The major provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation for building a lifelong understanding of crime and social justice and the myriad social processes surrounding both. Students majoring in Criminology and Justice Studies will be able to evaluate critical issues of crime and justice and to pursue solutions for positive social change.

The program culminates in a Capstone Seminar in Community Service, in which students are placed in organizations which provide service to the local community.

The degree will prepare students in Southwest Riverside County to pursue careers in criminal justice and social service agencies, as well as graduate study in such fields as criminology, law, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Studies can pursue a wide variety of job opportunities which include government as well as community service agencies geared towards youth and families, law enforcement and correctional agencies, and non-profit organizations that examine social and legal justice practices both at home and abroad.

Courses are held at the Temecula Margarita Campus located at 43890 Margarita Road, Temecula, CA 92592, during the day, Monday-Friday.

Thank you for your interest in the BA in Criminology & Justice Studies at CSUSM Temecula. We wish you great success in your academic and professional career!

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Information Sessions are held at CSUSM at Temecula- Margarita Campus

43890 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92592


Please register by selecting the date you would like to attend.