Temecula: Cal State University San Marcos Offers a B.A. in Criminology & Justice Studies


The CSUSM Degree Gives Students the Potential To Make a Difference in their Communities

A free information session will take place June 9 at the Margarita Road Campus of Cal State San Marcos at Temecula, allowing prospective students to learn more about this degree program.

1DSC_0423SAN MARCOS, CA, June 04, 2015 /24 With the recent unrest in cities throughout the country, a national dialogue has been opened up about how to improve relations between communities, public officials, and the officers charged with protecting them. Cal State San Marcos at Temecula offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies that positions graduates to take an active role in that conversation. An information session to be held June 9, 2015 at the Margarita Road Campus of CSUSM at Temecula will allow prospective students to learn more about the program and meet some of the faculty.

The Criminology & Justice Studies program at CSUSM Temecula takes a holistic and humanistic orientation toward understanding crime and justice. Rather than focusing on vocational training for police or corrections work, the program draws on the intellectual traditions of sociology and criminology. Through this, students gain an understanding of the complex relationships between the structure and workings of the justice system and the various dimensions of inequality in the United States. The program culminates with a Capstone Seminar in Community Service that gives students hands-on experience working in an organization that provides service to the local community.

11257917_582900001812693_7170285228659748621_n“The B.A. in Criminology & Justice Studies really gives our students the potential to take on leadership roles in repairing relationships between communities and law enforcement,” comments Mike Schroder, Dean of Extended Learning at CSUSM. “The program gives them both the deep theoretical background and with the Capstone Seminar, the hands-on knowledge, to understand and appreciate diverse perspectives and to make informed decisions. Students can go on to careers in government, law, social services, law enforcement and corrections, or the nonprofit sphere.”

The bachelor’s degree program in Criminology & Justice Studies at CSUSM Temecula is now accepting applications for Fall 2015. A free information session will take place Tuesday, June 9, from noon to 1 pm in Room 101 of the Temecula Margarita Road Campus located at 43890 Margarita Road in Temecula.

DocumentApplication to the program is free; potential applicants can email elcrim@csusm.edu to receive a fee waiver code. Criminology & Justice Studies is a non-impacted major, so there are no supplementary admission criteria. To learn more or to enroll, call CSUSM Temecula at 951-676-9254, or visit http://www.csusm.edu/temecula.

About CSUSM Extended Learning

As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties. Offering degree programs, such as a specialized accelerated MBA degree, as well as both academic credit and noncredit professional enrichment courses, Extended Learning helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals. For more information about Extended Learning at CSUSM please visithttp://www.csusm.edu/el/.

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