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Welcome to the Department of Criminology!

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The Department of Criminology at Fresno State provides undergraduate and graduate education in Criminology for students planning professional careers in the criminal justice field. The program is diversified and integrated, reflecting the wide range of employment opportunities in the field, including 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.

Programs offered include:

- Academic certificates
- I
nternships
- Honors Program
- Mock Trial
- CRIM-108 (Directed Policing through the Fresno County Sheriff's Department).

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.

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