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Undergraduate Advising Information

 

Undergraduate Degrees

 

CRJU 492, 497, & 498 Special Registration Deadlines

The deadline for registering for either an internship (CRJU 492), an independent study (CRJU 497), or a senior thesis (CRJU 498) is two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of a semester. Permits will not be issued to students after the deadline has passed. This deadline applies to both semesters (fall and spring), as well as the summer session.

 

Declaring a Major in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is an Impacted Major!

    If you wish to declare Criminal Justice as your major, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be matriculated as a CSULB student;

    • Have completed at least 27 degree-applicable units, including:

      • The following three GE Foundations classes with grades of "C" or higher in each course:
        • ENGL 100: Composition [GE A1]
        • Any GE A2 Oral Communications Course [GE A2]
        • Any GE B2 Math Course [GE B3]
      • The following two lower-division criminal justice classes with grades of "C" or higher in each course: :
        • CRJU 101: Criminal Justice and Society
        • CRJU 110: Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning
      • The following four required criminal justice cognate classes (all of which also satisfy other GE requirements) with grades of "C" or higher in each course: :
        • PHIL 170: Critical Reasoning [GE A3]
        • POSC 100: Introduction to American Government [GE D1b]
        • PSY 100: General Psychology [GE D2]
        • SOC 100: Principles of Sociology [GE D2]
    • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements (the minimum GPA varies from year to year depending upon enrollment management needs; for the 2012-2013 academic year, it's 3.00; and

    • Submit a completed Application for Admission to the Criminal Justice Major Form for review by an academic advisor in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC). If all requirements are met, AARC staff will approve your application and help you declare the major in Criminal Justice.

 

Declaring a Minor in Criminal Justice

    If you wish to declare a minor in Criminal Justice, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be matriculated as a CSULB student;
    • Be enrolled in or have completed CRJU 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice in Society) or an equivalent course at another college or university;
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00; and
    • Make an appointment to see an advisor at the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC) to be screened and approved to declare the minor in Criminal Justice.

    After declaring the minor, you must complete all of the requirements of the criminal justice minor as specified on this page.

 

Declaring a Minor in Forensic Studies

    If you wish to declare a minor in Forensic Studies, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be matriculated as a CSULB student;
    • Complete CRJU 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice in Society) and CRJU 110 (Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning) with grades of "C" or higher;
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50; and
    • Make an appointment to see an advisor at the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC) to be screened and approved to declare the minor in Forensic Studies

    After declaring the minor, you must complete all of the requirements of the forensic studies minor as specified on this page.

     

Transferring to CSULB as a Criminal Justice Major

    Criminal Justice is an Impacted Major!

      If you wish to transfer to CSULB as a Criminal Justice major, you must meet the same criteria as our native students. In other words, you must:

      • Have completed at least 27 degree-applicable units, including:

        • The following three GE Foundations classes with grades of "C" or higher in each course:
          • ENGL 100: Composition [GE A1]
          • Any GE A2 Oral Communications Course [GE A2]
          • Any GE B2 Math Course [GE B3]
        • The following two lower-division criminal justice classes with grades of "C" or higher in each course: :
          • CRJU 101: Criminal Justice and Society [or its articulated transfer equivalent]
          • CRJU 110: Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning [or its articulated transfer equivalent]
        • The following four required criminal justice cognate classes (all of which also satisfy other GE requirements) with grades of "C" or higher in each course: :
          • PHIL 170: Critical Reasoning [or its or its articulated GE A3 transfer equivalent]
          • POSC 100: Introduction to American Government [or its or its articulated GE D1b transfer equivalent]
          • PSY 100: General Psychology [or its or its articulated GE D2 transfer equivalent]
          • SOC 100: Principles of Sociology [or its or its articulated GE D2 transfer equivalent]
      • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements (the minimum GPA varies from year to year depending upon enrollment management needs; for the 2012-2013 academic year, it's 3.00. Please be advised that, due to the high number of applications we receive, meeting the minimum GPA requirement is no guarantee of admission. We admit students with the highest GPAs until the number of spaces we have available are filled. These spaces typically go to students with GPAs that exceed the minimum required for admission.

      • Also meet all university requirements for admission to CSULB. Contact Enrollment Services for more information.

    Please be advised that the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management is not involved in any admissions decisions beyond setting the admissions criteria outlined above. Hence, kindly do not contact the School with admissions questions. All such questions should be directed to Enrollment Services.

     

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate advising for the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management is done through the Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC) of the College of Health and Human Services. The AARC offers following services:

  • Declaring major or minor in Criminal Justice
  • Provides General Education (GE) and major advising
  • Available exclusively to undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Services

If you want to declare the major in criminal justice, you must complete this form and submit it to the AARC for review in advance of your meeting with any AARC advisor.

 

Contact Information

Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC)
Tel: 562-985-2691
Office: ET-237
web site: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/academic-advising/

 

 

University Catalog

The University Catalog provides students with an array of information that can be categorized into three sections. The first section contains information about the university, admission requirements, as well as university's policies and regulations. The second section contains information pertaining to the degrees offered by the university, such as requirements to earn a bachelor's degree. In the third section, the Catalog contains a listing of Departments and Colleges. In this section, you'll find descriptions of both programs and courses offered by each department.

It should be noted that the University Catalog is organized according to academic year. In general, undergraduate students follow the curriculum that corresponds to the academic year when one's major was declared. If you do not know or are unsure of which academic year you should follow, please make an appointment with an AARC Advisor.

You may find the University Catalog starting from the 1997academic year to the present year online by pressing this link.