Criminology (California State University - Long Beach)
Students at California State University, Long Beach, who complete the Bachelor of Science program in Criminology are prepared for a successful career in criminal justice and law. This four-year program covers everything a student needs to become a law enforcement officer, criminal investigator, or law journalist, or to enter law school upon graduation.
The CSULB curriculum in criminology includes topics in crime at all levels, police tactics, the justice system, crime literature, drug abuse, criminal analysis, and the judicial and correctional system of the US. Students in this program may be eligible for internships, independent research projects, or senior thesis work. Students will also take coursework in psychology and philosophy in criminology-related topics.
Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 48 are within the major, with the remainder being fulfilled by general education, minor coursework, or a second major. The program is appropriate for both traditional college students and students who already have experience in a criminal justice field and wish to expand their knowledge.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school