Division of Criminal Justice

Advising Center

Drop-In Advising Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 
9-12 PM, 1-4 PM

9-12 pm, 1-2 PM

Phone: 916.278.6485
Office: ALP-133
Email: Raquel Quirarte,
Advising Center Coordinator

Program and Planning

Current catalog

Planning Worksheet for 2015-2016

Roadmap to Graduation

Articulation Agreements

Advising Guides

New advising guides are available for:

  • Corrections
  • Crime & Intelligence Analyst
  • Policing
  • Law School
  • Graduate School

Pick one up, and learn more about these career paths and what is required of those who wish to follow them.

Criminal Justice Advising Center

Program impaction

The Chancellor's Office of the California State University has granted the Division of Criminal Justice impaction status for its undergraduate program effective Fall 2012. Students applying to the major are required to submit a supplemental application. New applicants, including transfer students, must be admitted to the University prior to applying to the major.

Major Advisors

All declared Criminal Justice majors are assigned an advisor to assist with academic planning and progress.  Students are strongly recommended to meet with their advisor at least once per semester.

Dr. Vizzard discusses the Criminal Justice degree:

Warning: Know your catalog rights!

Your catalog year affects everything.  Beginning, stopping, restarting, and transferring schools can impact your major course requirements, and therefore your graduation requirements. (Senior year is always a bad time to find this out, by the way.)

Verify your catalog!

Before using these guides or petitioning to graduate, contact the Criminal Justice Advising Center to be sure you are using the right one.

Career Options:

  • Investigative positions with federal state and local agencies such as the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, DEA, Customs, California Department of Justice, Alcohol Beverage Control, Department of Motor Vehicles, district attorney's and public defender's offices and numerous others.
  • Uniformed law enforcement positions with agencies at all levels of government, including: police officer, deputy sheriff, highway patrol or state police officer, border patrol agent and natural resources officer ·
  • Probation and parole officers, correctional counselors, correctional officers · Private security consultants, private investigators and corporate security officers, and loss prevention specialists ·
  • Crime analysts and crime scene technicians ·
  • Victim services and a wide variety of social service agencies related to crime, justice and rehabilitation ·
  • In addition, graduates can pursue advanced degrees in law or research disciplines.

New!  Dr. William Vizzard discusses careers in the field of criminal justice: