"I was excited to learn that Fresno State offered the ABBA program which allowed me to continue to work full-time and attend classes at night and on Saturdays. I was able to earn my Bachelor's Degree at the prestigious Craig School of Business. This achievement will open many doors for me and give me an advantage when applying for a job."

DeAnn Hailey
ABBA Graduate



Bachelor's Degrees

Accelerated Bachelor’s 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 15 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 15 months to complete the program.

The intended start date for the fifth cohort is January 2015.
Fees are tentatively set at $350 per unit.

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 559.278.2048 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

Global RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

The California State University, Fresno, Department of Nursing offers opportunity for advanced placement in the baccalaureate program for applicants who have earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and hold a Registered Nurse (RN) license. The curriculum is designed to emphasize theory-based practice in nursing and provide the foundation for graduate study in nursing. 

Individuals holding an RN degree can benefit from earning a BSN degree to:
• facilitate movement up the career ladder
• apply for public health nurse certification
• prepare for admission to school nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse practitioner programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-to-BSN program is offered by the expert faculty of the Department of Nursing in cooperation with the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Courses are offered as hybrids, with some classes delivered via computer-based learning modalities and some held at the practice site. Students progress toward their degree as a cohort, taking 18 months to complete degree requirements.

Admission criteria for the Global RN to BSN program is the same as those of the on-campus RN-to-BSN program. Students must be admitted to the California State University, Fresno, Office of Undergraduate Studies and have a California registered nurse license. In addition, applicants must have current malpractice insurance, and current CPR certification. 

Applicants must complete a Department of Nursing application and a University application. Students are selected through evaluation of academic performance and work experience. California State University, Fresno has been authorized to admit upper division transfer students, who are qualified but lack the required general education requirements in critical thinking or math and quantitative reasoning, on a case- by-case basis to our nursing program. All program units are taken through the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Students are not required to take any portion of their coursework on the California State University, Fresno campus.

Students may transfer a maximum of 70 units and will earn 57 units in residence for a total of 127 units to earn the BSN degree. Of the 57 units in residence; a typical program consists of:
• 26 units in the nursing major
• 12 units UDGE coursework
• 19 units of upper division units, which are validated credit for equivalent nursing coursework

Fees are $290 per unit. 

To inquire about becoming a student or offering the program at your practice site, contact:

Cherie Rector
Global RN to BSN Coordinator

Visit the website for program details: