Departments & Programs

Below you will find a list of degrees, minors and certificates offered by each department in the College of Social Sciences.

(B.A. denotes a bachelor of Arts degree; B.S., Bachelor of Science; M.A., Master of Arts; M.S., Master of Science; M.P.A., Master of Public Administration.)


Africana Studies

Africana Studies

B.A., Minor, Certificate

B.A. in Africana Studies

Minor in Africana Studies

Certificate in Racial Understanding 

Africana Studies



B.A., Three Minors, Certificate

B.A. in Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Minor in American Indian Studies

Minor in Asian American Studies

Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies


Chicano and Latin American Studies

Chicano and Latin American Studies 

Two B.A. Offerings, Two Minors

B.A. in Latin American Studies

B.A. in Chicano Studies

Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies

Minor in Latin American Studies

Chicano and Latin American Studies



M.S., B.S., Minor, Three Certificates

M.S. in Criminology

B.S. in Criminology (4 Options)

    - Forensic Behavioral Sciences Option

    - Corrections Option

    - Law Enforcement Option

    - Victimology Option

Minor in Criminology

Certificate in Legal Studies

Certificate in Victim Services

Certificate of Advanced Study in Homeland Security (On Hold)


Geography and City and Regional Planning

Geography and City and Regional Planning

B.A., B.S., Three Minors, Two Certificates

B.A. in Geography

B.S. in City and Regional Planning

Minor in Geography

Minor in Meteorology

Minor in Urban Studies

Certificate of Advanced Study in Community and Regional Planning

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems




M.A., B.A., Two Minors, Certificate

M.A. in History

    - M.A. in History - Teaching Option

B.A. in History

Minor in History

Minor in Jewish Studies

Certificate of Advanced Study in History

History Statue

Political Science

Political Science 

M.A., M.P.A., B.A., Two Minors, Certificate, Program

M.P.A. in Public Administration

B.A. in Political Science

Minor in Political Science

Minor in Public Administration 

Certificate in Legal Studies

Moot Court Program

Political Science



B.A., Two Minors, Two Certificates

B.A. in Sociology

Minor in Sociology

Minor in Philanthropic and Community-Based Leadership

Humanics Certificate in Administration and Leadership for Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs)

Certificate in Applied Sociological Research


Women's Studies      

Women's Studies

B.A., Minor 

B.A. in Women's Studies

Minor in Women's Studies

Women's Studies

American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies offers students opportunities to study the governments, nations, cultures, and social structures of American Indian societies and American Indian societies within the context of the United States.

Asian American Studies

The Asian American Studies Program offers a minor with classes that focus on the history and contemporary experience of Asians in the United States.

Credential Program

Subject matter preparation for the secondary teaching credential in Social Sciences.



Humanics offers students specialized training in administration and leadership for community benefit organizations and works with hundreds of organizations in the region to prepare leaders for service to humanity.

Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies Program encourages Fresno State students from all backgrounds to study the many dimensions of Jewish heritage and its contemporary contexts.


See the General Catalog for degree and program requirements, course descriptions, and major requirements.

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Chicano and Latin American Studies
  • Criminology
  • Geography class
  • History Statue
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies