Academic Advising

Meet with a Criminal Justice Studies faculty advisor for more information about our programs. There are no assigned faculty advisors and students are welcome to meet with any of the below faculty advisors regarding course selections, degree pathways, transfer requirements, and much more. During the period of remote instruction, advising will continue via Zoom. 

Faculty Advisors

photo of Liz Brown

Prof. Elizabeth Brown, Department Chair

In person and zoom available by appointment; please email


George Barganier

Prof. George Barganier

Office Hours: 

Mondays: 10am - 12pm


Angélica Camacho

Prof. Angélica Camacho

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays: 12:30pm - 1:30pm and 3:30- 4:30pm

Albert de la Tierra

Prof. Albert de la Tierra

Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2pm - 3 pm

Dr. Carina Gallo

Prof. Carina Gallo

Office Hours: 

Mondays: 11am - 1pm

Wednesdays: 12:45pm - 1:45pm  

Gina A James

Prof. Gina James

Office Hours:  

Mondays: 11am - 1pm 

Wednesdays: 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Jeffrey Snipes

Prof. Jeff Snipes

Office Hours: Zoom: Thursdays: 12:30pm - 2pm

*in person: Every other Wednesday from 8:30am - 9:15pm (1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, and 5/15)

Dilara Yarbrough

Prof. Dilara Yarbrough

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays: 2pm - 4pm in person and zoom or by appointment



Our programs offer the following pathways:

While our CJS pathways for our major and minor programs are valuable resources when considering course selection, they do not take the place of meeting with a faculty advisor. 

Our degree program offers the following ADT pathways. 

For those who do not have a transfer degree, if you’ve taken AJ2 (Intro to Criminal Justice) or AJ4 (Criminal Law), these courses also transfer into the major. 

Students who have completed any of the ADTs, will need to complete an additional 60 units toward a degree in Criminal Justice Studies.

Registrar Forms are needed for a variety of advising-related issues, including late adds, retroactive addition of a class for a previous semester, or overloading units in a single semester. The most common forms used are the "waiver of college regulations", the "exceed maximum units" for students who want to register for more than 19 units in a semester, the "exceed 13 units" for students on academic probation, and the "independent study" learning agreement. 

    Criminal Justice Studies is in the College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS), college code is 38. 

    For more information about Student Resource Center, Advising, Petitions and more please visit For Students section on the CHSS website.



    Students in the CEL Paralegal Studies program can count up to two courses from the following list to the Criminal Justice Studies major:

    To have these classes count towards your major, please email the department chair, Dr. Elizabeth Brown



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