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Have a question? Be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions.

New Students

Plan your schedule to graduate in four years. As part of the planning process, it is highly recommended that you consult regularly with your major advisor and/or advising services advisor. Students must meet all degree requirements as specified in their catalog. There are general education, major, and university requirements.

Major Advising

The Department of Criminology does online advising to help streamline the process of students receiving timely advising assistance. It is a requirement of the Department of Criminology that students complete Criminology Online Student Advising before meeting with an advisor. If you do not see this under My Organizations, please contact the Department of Criminology.

Online advising is available through Blackboard:
1.  "My Organizations"
2. Select "Criminology_Student_Advising"

Please bring in the following when meeting with an advisor:

-Current DPR (MyFresnoState)
-Certificate from Criminology Student Advising (Blackboard)
-Pick up student file folder in the Criminology Department (S2-159)

Be reminded that major advising should be acquired during the fall and spring semesters. Advisor availability is limited during winter and summer session.

Criminology Faculty Office Hour Schedule

Advising/Office hours.

Minor Advising

Any Criminology Full-time faculty can serve as an advisor for the Minor in Criminology.

NOTE:Part-time faculty do not function as faculty advisors.

Transfer Students

Click here for Course Transfer Information from all California Community Colleges.

College of Social Sciences Advising Center

The College of Social Sciences Advising Center is the academic advising home for currently admitted students within the College of Social Sciences (COSS). Advisors are here to assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals.

Services provided include:

  • Advising on majors, minors, and certificates within the COSS
  • Academic Plans
  • Class Registration Assistance 
  • General Education  Requirements
  • Degree Requirements/Grad Checks
  • How to read your Degree Progess Report (DPR)
  • Clearing Registration Holds
  • Change of Major

Please call the office at (559) 278-3422 to schedule an appointment.