Academic Certificates

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate

The Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate is offered through the Department of Public Health. For more information, please visit the Department of Public Health website.

Homeland Security Certificate of Advanced Study (Online)

This program has been postponed to a later date.

The Homeland Security Certificate of Advanced Study is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and the Division of Continuing and Global Education. This certificate is currently on hold. For more information, please visit the Division of Continuing and Global Education website.

Certificate of Legal Studies

The Certificate of Legal Studies is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Criminology. Application (pdf)

Certificate of Legal Studies: Course Requirements

Students must complete twelve (12) units of upper division classes from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Criminology.

Certificate of Legal Studies: Application Process

Before you apply for the Certificate of Legal Studies, you will need to complete the twelve (12) required units. Once all 12 units are completed and grades have been posted, complete the Certificate of Legal Studies Application and submit it to the Department of Criminology (S2 159).

For additional information, please contact:

Yishaiya Abosch, Ph.D.
Professor/Advisor
California State University, Fresno
Department of Political Science
Office: McKee Fisk 213B
Phone:559.278.8396
Email: yabosch@csufresno.edu

or

Jason Kissner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Legal Studies Option Coordinator
California State University, Fresno
Department of Criminology
Office: S2 143
Phone: 559.278.2369
Email: mkissner@csufresno.edu

Victim Services Certificate

The Victim Services Certificate is cooperatively sponsored by the Department of Criminology, the School of Education and Human Development, and the Women's Studies Program at Fresno State. The primary goal of the 12-unit (180 hour) program is to provide the knowledge, foundation and skills needed for work with crime victims.

The program has been preapproved by the National Advocate Credentialing ProgramĀ® (NACP) as a basic educational program. Successfully completing the program will result in eligibility, at a minimum, for the NACP Provisional credential (successful completion of a NACP Preapproved Training course, no experience in the field required).

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Victim Services Certificate: Course Requirements

A minimum of twelve (12) units is required with three (3) units selected from each of the four emphasis areas (1) Theory; (2) Victim Issues; (3) Victim Services; and (4) Victim Advocacy.  Those who complete all four required courses earn the Victim Services Certificate.

Victim Services Certificate: Application Process

Before you apply for the Victim Services Certificate, you will need to complete the twelve (12) required units within the four emphasis areas.  Once all 12 units are completed and grades have been posted, complete the Victim Services Certificate Application and submit it to the Department of Criminology (S2 159).

For additional information, please contact:

Yoshiko Takahashi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Victimology Option Coordinator
California State University, Fresno
Department of Criminology
Office: 559.278.4800  Fax: 559.278.7265
Email: ytakahashi@csufresno.edu