Program Advising


Our Criminal Justice Studies faculty offer advising for our program. Students usually meet with our advisors when they are getting ready to take upper division courses, have questions about our program, are transferring juniors into our program, etc. For questions about non-major requirements, please contact the Student Resource Center (SRC) or the Undergraduate Advising Center.

Fall 2021 Faculty Advisors Zoom Office Hours:

During the period of remote instruction, advising office hours in CJS will continue via zoom.







*Dr. Elizabeth Brown is our Department Chair.

Professor Barganier is on sabbatical this semester.

Professor Camacho is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and will be on leave the entire academic school year.

Also, our office staff will be on campus in HSS 261, Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am to noon, and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Our office staff will also hold zoom walk-in office hours Wednesday: 11:00am – 2:00pm and Thursday: 10:00am to noon.

We do not post our zoom links and passcodes for our advisors or staff virtual office hours on our website. On Friday, August 20, 2021, an email containing this information was sent to Criminal Justice Studies students address. If you did not receive this email, please contact our office ( and we will forward the email to your address.


Our Criminal Justice Studies Roadmaps to our major and minor programs are valuable resources to use when considering course selection. While these roadmaps do not take the place of seeing a faculty advisor, it is a good place to start the process of building your curriculum.

We do not post our advisors zoom links and passcodes on our website. On Friday, August 20, 2021, the Department of Criminal Justice Studies sent an email to our students address with this information. Please refer to this email or contact our office ( if you are a student who may not have received the email containing our faculty advisors zoom and passcode information.

Transfer Courses

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. 

ADT Pathways-- Our Degree Program Offers the Following Four Pathways:

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

For students who do not have a transfer degree, but have taken CAN AJ 2 (Intro to Criminal Justice) & CAN AJ 4 (Concepts of Criminal Law), these courses also transfer into the major.

Paralegal Studies Program

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

  • PLS 370: Criminal Law
  • PLS 330: Family Law
  • PLS 345: Immigration Law
  • PLS 320: Legal Research and Writing

To have these classes count towards your major, please contact the department chair. 

General Information

Fall 2021: Our on campus office (HSS 261) will be open staffed Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am - noon, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All other days we will be working remotely during those same office hours. For general information about our program, please contact our staff at: (415) 506-7054.