Welcome to the Department of Criminology!

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Congratulations Nuvia Garcia who was selected as the President’s Medalist!

Congratulations Sarah Garcia who was selected as a Graduate Deans’ Medalists!


About our Programs

The Department of Criminology at Fresno State provides undergraduate and graduate education in Criminology and Forensic Behavioral Sciences for students planning professional and academic careers in the criminal justice field. Our curriculum is diversified and integrated, reflecting the wide range of employment opportunities, including in direct service and administration in Corrections, Forensic Behavioral Sciences, Law Enforcement, and Victimology.

Explore our website to learn more about how you can align your education to a career with programs offered through the Department of Criminology.

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 Programs offered include:

Get involved! The Department of Criminology has two student organizations:

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Phi Omega Alpha chapter) is a unique Professional Co-Ed Criminology Fraternity.
Alpha Phi Sigma (The National Criminal Justice Honors society) is the nationally recognized honor society for students in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Both of these student organizations attend academic field trips and conferences that support their organization's mission and goals.

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which provides detailed answers to a wide variety of student questions.

Interested in adding Criminology as a Major or Minor, or Forensic Behavioral Sciences as a Major or Minor?
Please contact the College of Social Sciences Advising Center.

Permission number request(s):

  • General CRIM/FBS course Permission number (NOT CRIM 180I) link, Click HERE
  • CRIM 180I ONLY Permission number link, Click HERE

Please note: Priority will go to graduating CRIM/FBS majors in their last semester.