Seeking justice in the world today requires both skill and knowledge of our legal system, as well as a broad understanding of society. As a criminal justice major at Fresno Pacific University, you will be equipped with knowledge of this knowledge and understanding, as well as a background in alternative methods for conflict resolution and the pursuit of justice. Through study that is interdisciplinary in approach, historical and contemporary in perspective and informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview, you will be prepared to pursue a value-based career in a criminal justice.


  • Professors on the cutting edge of restorative justice studies
  • Interdisciplinary in approach, giving you a broad perspective of criminal justice
  • Networking opportunities with local professionals in the criminal justice system
  • Preparation for admission to law school

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the major, you will be prepared to seek employment in a range of fields or pursue advanced study, and to provide service to society reflective of the values expressed in the Fresno Pacific Idea. Careers in law, criminal justice and mediation are just a few of your employment opportunities.

Program director

Jill Schellenberg, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies