Department News

Save the Date for the upcoming Inaugural PACE Alumni Network Roundtable Reception 

Wed, March 29th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm,  Redwood City

All PACE alumni and students are invited and encouraged to participate!  Join PACE alumni, students, and faculty for this Inaugural Roundtable Reception.  The purpose of the event is to connect PACE alumni to one another, as well as to current students and faculty, to discuss how their work is being affected by changes being implemented as a result of recent elections.  Participants will share challenges and work together to identify strategies, resources, ideas that could help address those challenges.  The reception will include time for open discussion and joint problem-solving and will be followed (and preceded) by mix-and-mingle networking time.  Stay tuned for more information and an official invitation!  If you want to receive an official invitation, make sure we’ve got your current contact information by emailing with the following information:  Name, Degree(s) Awarded from SF State, Year Degree(s) Awarded, Current Affiliation, Email address.

CJ Scholarships:  Application to Apply is Feb 28, 2017

Questions regarding PACE’s Scholarships, please email at

Spring 2017 Faculty Office Hours

Click here for the Spring 2017 CJ Faculty Office Hours

Criminal Justice Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions in these FAQ's.

Need to see an Advisor?

The Criminal Justice faculty advisors have drop-in office hours for advising - no appointments are needed unless you cannot make the regularly scheduled times. Please see the Advising page for availability and contact information. If you just need a signature from the department chair, please bring your form and unofficial transcript or DARS report to the CJ office in HSS 210. Also check out our Advising FAQ- many of your questions may be answered there.

CJ Curriculum Update

Until further notice, you may take 8 elective courses from any of the four categories to fulfill the CJ major requirements (4 courses for the minor). You no longer have to worry about getting 2 from each category. Please choose these electives based on availability and your personal academic interests. See the department roadmaps to see the lists of possible electives. The requirements for CJ 300, CJ 323 or 330, and CJ 680 remain the same. *Please note: you must have a minimum of 40 upper division units to graduate, so you may need to take upper division courses (300+) outside the major to fulfill the requirement.