Students

For Pre-Criminal Justice Majors, you must have a 2.3 GPA in the Pre-Major and a 2.5 GPA overall in order to be switched over to the full Criminal Justice Major. Current non-majors and Transfer students wishing to declare Criminal Justice as a major must have an over 2.75 GPA before declaring Criminal Justice.

The Department offers one to three sections of the required courses each quarter and most elective courses are offered every quarter.

Normally, students who transfer to CSUSB and major in Criminal Justice do not lose units in the major. The Admissions Office is responsible for considering general education courses. If you are transferring from an accredited four-year college, the Department counts your courses as if they were taken at CSUSB. If you transfer from a community or junior college, the Department only accepts courses that are equivalent to our lower division courses and three other community college courses as Criminal Justice electives.      

Every member of the faculty is familiar with careers in criminal justice. However, several of them have specialties to better advise students about particular career fields. They are:                    

  • Police: Dr. Gaines and Dr. Famega
  • Law & Paralegal: Brian Levin, J.D.
  • Corrections: Dr. Weiss and Dr. Logan
  • Crime Analysis: Dr. Bichler
  • Graduate School: Dr. Schoepfer

                    

You must have a minimum of a C in the pre-Criminal Justice courses except CJUS 320 (you can have a C-). Otherwise, you must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the major and in all your coursework in order to graduate.