Impaction and Applying to the Criminal Justice Major

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.

New applicants, including transfer students, must be admitted to the University prior to applying to the major.

Admission criteria are subject to change, depending on demand for the major.

Supplemental Admission Criteria for Criminal Justice

Effective Date Fall 2012

Eligibility for admission to the Criminal Justice major is based on academic achievement.  Before admission to the major, all applicants must meet the requirements described below:

a. Overall GPA of 2.6 or higher

b. Completion of 45 units

c. Completion of the following Criminal Justice courses with a grade of “C” or better: 

CRJ 1, Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 2, Law of Crimes
CRJ 4, General Investigative Techniques
CRJ 5, The Community and the Justice System

All Supplemental Admission Requirements must be met at the time of application to the major.

Applicants will be rank ordered based on their overall GPA and the department will admit as many students as there are slots available.

Fall 2014 Important Dates

February 1, 2014 - CRJ Supplemental Application available online.

March 15, 2014 - CRJ Supplemental Application and unofficial transcripts due.

Mid-April, 2014 - Students notified of major admission decision via MySacState email account.

Unofficial transcripts of all non-CSUS coursework must be mailed by March 15, 2014, to:

Division of Criminal Justice Advising Center
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6085

Important Information for Fall 2014 applicants pursuing AS-T Degree:

1. For the AS-T to be considered in the Sacramento State admission decision, the applicant must be pursuing the approved AS-T in Criminal Justice at the time of application and must be on-track for completing the approved program prior to Fall 2014.

2. If the above is met, the AS-T degree curriculum is used in lieu of the Criminal Justice major specific courses for admission purposes.

3. If you are pursuing an AS-T in Criminal Justice, submit a copy of the completed degree evaluation (Verification of Intent to Earn AA-T or AS-T) document from your California Community College. The document must be mailed to Sacramento State Admissions Office, Lassen Hall 1100, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6048 before their posted deadline.

Click here for the supplemental application for Criminal Justice.