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Secure Your Future with a Degree in Criminal Justice
What is Criminal Justice?
From street criminals who commit robberies, assaults, and larcenies, to families struggling to break the cycle of domestic violence, to white collar felons engaged in more sophisticated offenses such as embezzlement and fraud, today's complex criminal justice professionals require sophisticated analytical skills for the study of crime and delinquency.
Why Criminal Justice at CSUB?
At CSU Bakersfield, students in Criminal Justice get to work closely with highly qualified Ph.D professors with diverse specialty areas and backgrounds. CSUB also welcomes distinguished adjunct faculty, including local law enforcement officials, attorneys, and state and county judges.
California State University, Bakersfield Criminal Justice Department offers coursework for individuals who are interested in understanding the causes, responses, and impact of crime on communities. Students learn about the criminal justice system’s place in society, its development through time, and how society’s views towards crime and punishment have shaped the system’s actions, values, philosophies, and resources.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide the student with familiarity in the major components of the U.S. criminal justice system, including law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice majors leave CSUB grounded in the intricacies of the U.S. justice system network, the theories underlying criminal behavior, and the research methodologies required to understand complex criminal justice issues. CSUB also offers a minor in Criminal Justice.
Additionally, majors and non-majors have the opportunity to take elective courses on ethics, drugs, prisoners’ and victims’ rights, white collar crime, and terrorism, as well as classes addressing race gender, crime, and justice.
In addition to providing an outstanding classroom experience, CSUB's Criminal Justice Department also offers students internships with the Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Kern County Probation, District Attorney's Office, Child Protective Services, California Department of Rehabilitation, Alliance Against Family Violence, and several private law firms. Declared majors with junior status and a minimum of 2.5 GPA are eligible.
Please click on the links at left for more information about the Criminal Justice Department at CSUB or call (661) 654-2433.
CSUB Where you want to be!
Department of Criminal Justice
California State University, Bakersfield
Mail Stop: 24 DDH
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654-2433
Fax: (661) 654-2627
Office: Dorothy Donahoe Hall C116
Spring Quarter 2015
March 26: Orientation & Advising for ALL Students
March 27: Orientation & Advising for AV Students
March 30: ALL Faculty Due on Campus
March 30: First Day of Classes
March 30-April 7: Schedule Adjustment Period
March 31: HOLIDAY - Cesar Chavez Day - CLOSED
April 7: Last Day to Add Classes
April 7: Last Day of Schedule Adjustment Period
April 13: Pre-Advising for Freshman Day Orientation (Fall)
April 20: Academic Advising for Continuing Students (Summer/Fall)
April 20: Census Day
April 20: Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
April 25: Freshman Day Orientation
May 4: Registration for Continuing Students (Summer/Fall)
May 7: Campus-wide Emergency Evacuation Day
May 11: Registration for First Time Freshman & Transfers (Fall)
May 18: Last Day to Withdraw - Serious/Compelling Reason
May 25: Holiday - Memorial Day - CLOSED
May 26-29: SOCI Week
June 9: Last Day of Classes
June 9: Last Day for Completion of Work for Masters
June 9: Last day to Submit Master's Thesis to Library
June 10-13: Examination Period - FINALS
June 12: Commencement (SSE)
June 15: Grades DueDetails »