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Off-Campus Program


Students can register for the off-campus courses once they have received a permission number from Dr. Schweizer. This is done after determining the applicant’s eligibility for the program. With minor exceptions, registration is done online. If the system indicates registration is not available, contact Dr. Schweizer at

Applicants to the program must qualify for transfer admission to Fresno State. This requires the prior completion of at least 60 units, and all lower division GE requirements. Applicants who have not yet completed but are close to completing their lower division G.E. courses, can still enroll in our courses on a case by case basis as long as they make progress in completing their G.E. requirements. Applicants should email copies of their college transcripts to Dr. Schweizer who will review them, determine if the applicants can enroll in classes, and provide assistance with the formal transfer admissions process. Students enrolling in courses prior to transfer admission are not eligible for financial aid until they are formally admitted.

General Information on CSU transfer admission requirements can be accessed at:

NOTE:  The new minimum GPA requirement of 2.9 for transfer students does not apply to students enrolling in the Off Campus Program.

Payment for courses can be made via credit card or online electronic bank transfer at the time of course registration. It is also possible to pay by check, money order or credit card at the cashier's window in the Joyal Administration, in which case the payment must be designated to DCGE (Continuing Ed) and made into the student's account. Credit card payments made at the cashier's window will not incur an extra fee. Credit card payments made online are processed through a third party and will incur a 2.9% processing fee.

Payment has to be made in some form either at the time of course registration or within 24 hours of registering, or the course registration is voided. Contact Dr. Schweizer for course registration and payment AFTER the starting date of classes.

Contact Dr. Schweizer if you do not have a student account or you cannot access it. It is important for new students to establish an account and obtain a university email address and student ID#. This information is needed to access the online course information on the Blackboard learning portal.

Extension program students MUST be employed by a governmental agency at any level (federal/state/local, etc.) or employed full time in a significant security related function such as with a major bank, manufacturer of surveillance or other high tech equipment used by government. 

Former government employees recently laid off from area government agencies due to budget cutbacks, are eligible for the program on a "space available" basis.

Police officers from foreign countries are invited to enroll in our program courses. The exchange of ideas and experiences in the course discussion sections can be invaluable.

$305 per unit.  The cost for a three unit course is $915.


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Documents must be reviewed by all students enrolled in CSU Fresno courses.


Classes in person or orientations are held at the Fresno State campus. Read the information posted for each course.

Multimode and on-line extension program course schedule, with minor exceptions, all classes will be offered online. However, students are required to attend one in person meeting with faculty at the beginning of each semester. 

Meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Criminology office conference room located in the Science II building.

All students must have a functional computer and internet access.

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Students may register for any of these courses online through Continuing and Global education by visiting this website.

After contacting and receiving a permission number from Dr. Schweizer, students experiencing difficulty with the process should contact Dr. Schweizer via email. Students receiving financial aid must register for all courses offered during a particular semester at one time, but must first notify Dr. Schweizer of their financial aid status to avoid the system dropping the course registration because of non payment.


Computer literacy and ability to use Internet based instructional services (CANVAS) is required.


21 August – 16 October 2019 

August-October classes require online readings and activities before the meeting on 24 August.

Crim 001 Success in Criminology taught by Dr. E. Hughes (

CRIM102 Criminal Justice Org. & Admin taught by Dr. J. Pickering (

CRIM100 Criminology Theory 
 taught by Dr. M. Summers (

MEETING:  24 August: 0900-1500

There is a general meeting in the Criminology Department Conference Room for all students taking any of the fall courses.
Faculty will be available to familiarize students with their course requirements.  Dr. Schweizer will also provide any needed academic advising.

There is also instruction for students enrolled in CRIM 01 until about 1500 to satisfy the in-person requirement for the one unit course. The remainder is on line.

16 October – 11 December 2019 

MEETING: 19 October 0900-1200 Criminology Dept. Conference Room.

This meeting is for faculty and students to confer regarding the courses just finishing and the beginning of the next two set of courses.  It is also used for academic advising.

CRIM 109 Comparative Systems of CJ taught by Dr. H.O. Schweizer (

GEOG 115 Violent Weather (Integration B Upper Division GE) taught by Dr. Segun Ogunjemiyo  (


There will be a Saturday meeting on the first Saturday of the semester from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Criminology Office, for students taking any of the Spring 2020 courses.

18 January - 14 March 2020

Meeting on Saturday 18 January 0900-1200 in Criminology Dept. Conference Room

CRIM 112 Professionalism in Criminal Justice (taught by Dr. H.O. Schweizer (

LING 115 Language, Culture and Society (Upper Division GE Course, area IC) taught by Dr. C. Shekar (

14 March - 9 May 2020

Meeting on Saturday 14 March 0900-1200 in Criminology Dept. Conference Room

CRIM 110 Police in America  (Upper division Criminology Requirement) taught by Dr. J. Pickering ( For students with an older catalog year, this courses can also be used to satisfy a criminology elective requirement.

CRIM 170 Research Methods


August-October 2020

Meeting on first Saturday of classes in Criminology Dept. Conference

Crim 174 Ethnic and Gender Issues

Crim 113 Forensics in C.J.

October - December 2020

CRIM153 Psychology of Crime (Upper division GE or criminology elective)

CRIM 117-Criminal Legal Process


January - March 2021

CRIM 138 Punishment and Society.

CRIM 153 Psychology of Crime 

March - May 2021

CRIM 180 Internship taught by Dr. H.O. Schweizer (
This course is primarily focused on students working in government and requires at least two Saturday meetings with submission of a 30 page paper and presentations of power points by students about their government experience, how it relates to their college coursework, and a critical look at their career. 

ANTH105W Upper division GE multicultural/international. Taught by Dr. Lisa Anderson ( *Also satisfies the university's upper division writing requirement.