Department News

Important Dates for Fall 2014

  • November 21 - Last day to withdraw
  • November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Break - no classes
  • December 15 - Last day of class
  • December 16-20 - Finals Week

Spring 2015 Courses

We have created a list of courses from the CJ curriculum that will be offered in Spring. More classes may be added later as funding becomes available. Please note if you need to see an advisor before registering for courses, the CJ advisors will only be holding regular office hours through Friday, December 12th.

CJ Student Awarded Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

A big congratulations to Diana Vergara who received the Fran Lopez/Bank of the West Scholarship from the Chicana/Latina Foundation. This scholarship is awarded each year to two outstanding undergraduates who have overcome many challenges in order to pursue a college education. More information on the foundation and its scholarships can be found on the Chicana/Latina Foundation website.

CJ 330 Students Featured in Golden Gate XPress

Lecturer Greg Woods and his CJ 330 class are featured in this week's campus paper. Check out the article here!

CJ Lecturer Jim Dudley Published at

We are pleased to share that Jim Dudley's article, Why police agencies are well served by the 1033 Program, has been published online by Take a few minutes to read the article to learn more about the 1033 Program and Professor Dudley's analysis of its criticisms and benefits. 

Criminal Justice Studies is Impacted

There are now stricter requirements and deadlines for becoming a Criminal Justice Studies major. This applies to current SF State students wanting to change or declare a major in Criminal Justice Studies and freshmen or transfer students applying to SF State. Please see the prospective students page for information. 

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.

Fall 2014 Courses

We have created a list of all the courses that will be offered in Fall that count towards the Criminal Justice Program.  

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.