The College of Social Sciences

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The Criminology Department provides undergraduate and graduate education in criminology for students planning professional careers in the criminal justice field. A required internship provides practical experience in the corrections, law enforcement, and victimology options. The Victim Services Certificate provides knowledge and skills needed for work with crime victims. The Certificate of Alcohol/Drug Studies offers academic coursework in the area of alcohol and drug abuse. The Legal Studies Certificate provides a background for those interested
in law careers. The department is a university partner of the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies, which provides education, training, assistance, and consultation
for criminal justice agencies. The center offers seminars in areas of interest to working professionals.
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About The College

This college is all about exploring the depth, breadth and complexity of the human experience through cultural diversity, history and contemporary studies. And, in so doing, its students mature into professionals and leaders who want to bring a positive influence to their

Faculty members are not only fully involved in teaching students but they are busy with research, publishing, consulting and serving as experts in media interviews. These activities just further enhance students’ knowledge.

Students also are engaged in internships and other opportunities that bolster their courses. Where else can anthropology students participate in archeological fieldwork? Or criminology students ride along with police
officers and have the opportunity to become reserve peace officers? Or political science students observe local government in action?

The college’s graduates have forged respected careers as judges, elected officials, law enforcement officials, bankers, teachers, administrators and other professions that even include a recent U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

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Jesse FariasJesse Farias
College of Social Sciences
559.278.2048 (Phone)
559.278.5760 (Fax)

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