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BA Criminology and Justice Studies

Offered at the Temecula Campus

Overview

Held in Temecula, The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies will teach you how to evaluate critical issues of crime and justice to pursue solutions for positive social change while preparing for careers in criminal justice and social service agencies. You will also be prepared for graduate study in criminology, law, criminal justice, justice studies and more.

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New cohorts begin every fall and spring semester. 

Application and document deadlines:

  • Spring 2020: Oct. 16, 2019
  • Fall 2020: April 8, 2020

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  • Cohort program

    Benefit from immediate peer support, individualized attention, guaranteed placement in courses, guaranteed time to completion, small classes and more

  • Temecula location

    This program is offered at the CSUSM at Temecula campus, offering convenient access for students in Southwest Riverside County

  • Choose your senior experience

    You can choose between an internship or a capstone seminar in community service as a culminating senior experience

  • Range of topics

    Program topics include inequality, race and ethnic studies, gender in society, analysis of the justice system and criminal law, morality and the law, family violence, race and identity, families in poverty and many more

Program Details

  • ADMISSION

    How to Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Completion of 60 or more transferable semester (90 transferable quarter) units
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all transfer coursework

    Prerequisites

    • Completion of CSU general education transfer requirements (for articulated classes, visit the Assist website)
    • Completion of SOC 201 or its equivalent, this course must be completed by the third semester of the program
  • COSTS

    Semester Units* Subtotal**

    Fall Semester 1

    14 $6,286
    Spring Semester 1 12 $5,388
    Fall Semester 2 12 $5,388
    Spring Semester 2 14 $6,286
    Total 52 $23,348

    *Unit rate for this program is $449

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Cal Grant can be used for this program
    • Active duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705
  • COURSE SEQUENCE

    View course descriptions and specific program requirements on the Criminology and Justice Studies Catalog Page.

    Sample Schedule for Fall Start

    Semester Course (units)

    Fall Semester 1

    SOC 105 (4)

    UDGE BB - TBD (3)

    UDGE CC - TBD (3)

    UDGE DD - TBD (3)

    Spring Semester 1

    Choose one:
    SOC 311 (4)
    SOC 313 (4)
    SOC 315 (4)

    SOC 325 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Fall Semester 2

    SOC 360 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Spring Semester 2

    Choose one:
    SOC 494 (4)
    SOC 495 (4)

    SOC 442 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    SOC 490 (2) - optional

    Sample Schedule for Spring Start

    Semester Course (units)
    Spring Semester 1

    Choose one:
    SOC 311 (4)
    SOC 313 (4)
    SOC 315 (4)

    SOC 325 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Summer Semester 1

    UDGE BB - TBD (3)

    UDGE CC - TBD (3)

    UDGE DD - TBD (3)

    Fall Semester 1

    SOC 360 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    Spring Semester 2

    Choose one:
    SOC 494 (4)
    SOC 495 (4)

    SOC 442 (4)

    Sociology elective (4)

    SOC 490 (2) - optional

    Schedules are subject to change.

  • FAQ

    What is a cohort?

    A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree. Because they are accepted into the same program, take their classes together and graduate together, students in cohorts tend to form a strong support system and professional network that benefit them during their degree program and beyond.

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help you with VA benefits, campus resources, financial aid and more.

    Is there a senior culminating experience?

    In the BA in Criminology and Justice Studies, you can choose between an internship or a capstone seminar in community service as a culminating senior experience. The internship requires 100 hours of supervised service in a government agency, community or grassroots organization, and attendance in a weekly seminar. In the capstone, you will be placed in a work-study position in an organization that provides service to the local community. You will also participate in a coordinating seminar and produce a written analysis of the organization that demonstrates mastery of learning objectives for the major.


 

“If you are focused on your degree and have a career goal in mind, this campus has an advantage because you are guaranteed seating in every class, the professors know you on a personal level and you become friends with your classmates because you are always together.”

– JOSEPH ARELLANO

Student

– JOSEPH ARELLANO

“We nurture our students to think: how can you improve the human condition? How do you uplift the community that needs hope, that needs a sense of identity, that needs a sense of solidarity? Our major is very powerful.”

– XUAN SANTOS, PHD

Associate Professor, Criminology and Justice Studies

– XUAN SANTOS, PHD
 
 
 

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