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Bachelors Degrees

Degree Completion Programs

Accelerated Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (ABBA)

Highlights of the program: The Accelerated Bachelor’s in Business Administration (ABBA) provides students with an opportunity to complete the last two years of their degree within 17 months. The ABBA program was designed as a Special Option with focus on general knowledge in Business Administration. The courses are taught in a cohort format on the Fresno State campus (students go through all the courses with the same group of students from start to finish) on two weekday evenings with additional alternate Saturdays. The total number of units needed to complete the program is 62, of which 20 units will be completed online. Due to the nature of this program, seating is limited. 

  • classes guaranteed to be available
  • cohort model, with online and face-to-face courses
  • not subject to any fee increases throughout the program
  • courses taught by distinguished Craig School of Business faculty
  • work and complete the degree at the same time (night and weekend classes)
  • financial aid is available for those who qualify

There is space for 44 students in the cohort. As part of the cohort program, all your classes are prescheduled and your seat will be reserved. From start to finish, it will take 17 months to complete the program.

A new cohort begins January each year. Fees are currently set at $350 per unit and are subject to change.

The degree is the same (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) as the on-campus degree program. However, the ABBA program is considered a Special Option offered through the Division of Continuing and Global Education with an emphasis in general business. If your goal is to earn an option in any of the fields offered by the Craig School of Business, you might consider standard admission with a regular option.

For additional information, schedule an appointment with the Craig School of Business Outreach Counselor. Please call 559.278.2352 or e-mail Or visit:

For questions not related to admission, please call the University Business Center at 559.278.2352.

Bachelor of Science in Criminology Law Enforcement Option

Criminology courses at the undergraduate level include integration of theoretical and applied materials of an interdisciplinary nature. The law enforcement option is designed for students in careers with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, or law enforcement careers within the private sector. Students enrolling in this degree program can anticipate promotions within their agencies and earn increased qualifications for various positions within criminal justice agencies.

This off-campus degree completion program is offered exclusively to current and former employees and their spouses from any local, state or federal government entity. The program has been in operation for seven years and classes are held at the Fresno County Sheriffs Training Room in downtown Fresno. 

Eligible students may join the program at any point. Classes begin at various times throughout each semester. Classes are not normally scheduled during the months of June, July, December, and January.

Students taking both courses during each two-month cycle can complete their upper division criminology degree requirements in the Law Enforcement option within two years. Classes are accelerated, meet face-to-face on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings, and each class meets all day on one Saturday per month. Some instruction may be online.

Criminology faculty members are experts in their field. The off-campus program provides the same courses required for the B.S. in criminology on campus and the majority of the courses are taught by tenured or tenure track full-time faculty from the Fresno State campus.

To be eligible for admission, students must meet these requirements:

  • two years (60 units) of transferable units from an accredited university or college, including the completion of the lower division General Education requirements needed for admission as transfer students 
  • prerequisite courses for the criminology major (these may be completed at a community college while one is concurrently enrolled in the off-campus B.S. in Criminology program)

Fees are currently $290 per unit and are due prior to, or on the first day of class for each cycle. Financial aid is available to qualified students. 

To inquire about the Bachelor of Science in Criminology, contact: 
Dr. Harald Otto Schweizer
Science II, Area C - Room 159
2576 E. San Ramon, M/S ST104
Fresno, CA 93740-8029 • 559.278.8880