Department News

Future Focused: An Inaugural PACE Alumni Networking Roundtable and Reception 

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

This networking event features an interactive activity that guides participants to work together to identify challenges confronting public and nonprofit professionals and share strategies, resources, and ideas that could address those challenges.

The reception includes time for open discussion and joint problem solving and as well as ample time to mix-and-mingle with the alumni, faculty and students in our terrific programs in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.   In addition, representatives from San Mateo County's Human Resources Department will be available to talk about job opportunities with the County for interested attendees.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The event is free, but an RSVP is required.  RSVP by Friday, March 17 by 5pm to be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the 2017 Jazz and Champagne SF State Brunch on the Bay:  take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful San Francisco Bay over champagne brunch and live jazz on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

If you did not receive an invitation to this event via email, contact  to request one.  Please provide your degree program and (expected) graduation year.


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.