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Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies

at California State University San Marcos at Temecula 


The Criminology and Justice Studies program draws on the intellectual traditions of sociology and critical criminology to understand the social correlates of crime and justice. The major provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation for building a lifelong understanding of crime and social justice and the myriad social processes surrounding both. Students majoring in Criminology and Justice Studies will be able to evaluate critical issues of crime and justice and to pursue solutions for positive social change.

The program culminates in a Capstone Seminar in Community Service, in which students are placed in organizations which provide service to the local community.

The degree will prepare students in Southwest Riverside County to pursue careers in criminal justice and social service agencies, as well as graduate study in such fields as criminology, law, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Studies can pursue a wide variety of job opportunities which include government as well as community service agencies geared towards youth and families, law enforcement and correctional agencies, and non-profit organizations that examine social and legal justice practices both at home and abroad.

Information Sessions

Attend an information session at CSUSM Temecula to learn about program details, costs, the admission process and much more. Register by selecting the date you would like to attend.

September 11th 5:30-6:30pm, Margarita Campus, Room 109 

November 13th 5:30-6:30pm, Margarita Campus, Room 109

December 11th 5:30-6:30pm, Margarita Campus, Room 109 

Online Information Session - October 9


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