Focus on the study of criminal justice practices rather than the implementation of law enforcement in this program, which incorporates the values of a Christian worldview into a deeper knowledge about crime and society. You’ll gain an understanding of restorative approaches to justice, as well as the social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society. A practicum is integrated throughout the program providing you with hands–on experience and an opportunity for reflective assessment.
- A challenging and supportive academic environment
- Cohort groups meet face-to-face one night a week
- Several of the program courses will be offered on-line
- Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
- Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
- Students come from a variety of workplace and cultural backgrounds
- Gain a new perspective on law enforcement and criminal justice
Criminal justice is a fast-growing field of study and employment. Many agencies require a bachelor’s degree for career advancement. Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, the paralegal field, administration and social services. With several courses focused on the legal system, this degree serves as a comprehensive pre-law program
Ray Nickson, Ph.D.
- Application form
- $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
- Official high school transcripts, GED or AA/AS degree
- 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
General Education Requirements
These two courses are required in addition to the 39 units of cohort classes listed below. For additional information on General Education requirements for Degree Completion students visit: General Education: Degree Completion Students
|CRIM 210||Criminal Justice Administration||3|
|CRIM 220||Criminal Law||3|
Required Courses (39 Units)
The following units must be earned at Fresno Pacific University
|BIB 314||Jesus and the Christian Community||3|
|BIB 449||Biblical Perspectives for Criminology||3|
|CRIM 350||Theories of Criminology||3|
|CRIM 360||Criminal Procedure||3|
|CRIM 370||Diversity and Crime||3|
|CRIM 410||Criminal Evidence||3|
|CRIM 420||Criminology Statistics||3|
|CRIM 440||Advanced Criminal Law||3|
|CRIM 496A||Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies Project I||1|
|CRIM 496B||Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies Project II||1|
|CRIM 496C||Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies Project III||1|
|PACS 410||Restorative Justice||3|
|PACS 440||Conflict Transformation||3|
Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum. This requirement may be met through allowable college coursework, Advanced Placement exams, College Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate exams, Military or ACE credit and Prior Learning Assessment.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
Administration of Justice (AS-T) to Criminology, B.A.
BA courses fulfilled through ADT:
- All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
- BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
- CRIM 210 Criminal Justice Administration (3)
- CRIM 220 Criminal Law (3)
- All BA major courses are upper-division and are completed at FPU.
- This program is offered as evening accelerated or online accelerated
ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.
State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.