College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Indicators of Success

First-Time Student, Criminal Justice Major, Four-Year Graduation Rate at CSU, Chico

Beginning Year of Co-hortNumber of Students Graduating% of Students Graduating in Four Years
 Fall 2008 67 16%
 Fall 2009 88 20%
 Fall 2010 52 29%
 Fall 2011 77 23%
 Fall 2012 109 16%

Junior College, Criminal Justice Major, Two-Year Graduation Rate at CSU, Chico

Beginning Year of Co-hortNumber of Students Graduating% of Students Graduating in Four Years
 Fall 2010 40 25%
 Fall 2011 48 48%
 Fall 2012 50 50%
 Fall 2013 48 54%
 Fall 2014 42 60%

Number of Criminal Justice Majors at CSU, Chico
 

Academic YearNumber of Majors
2016-2017 645
2015-2016 644
2014-2015 592
2013-2014 524
2012-2013 510

Recent Internship Placements

  • Chico Police Department
  • CSU, Chico University Police Department
  • Butte County Sheriff’s Department
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Butte County District Attorney’s Office
  • CSU, Chico’s Community Legal Information Clinic
  • Butte County Juvenile Hall
  • Sacramento County Probation
  • Butte County Probation 
  • Yuba City Police Department
  • Tehama County Probation
  • Butte County Victim Witness
  • Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
  • California Youth Authority
  • Glenn County Sheriff’s Office
  • Willows Police Department
  • Tehama County Juvenile Hall
  • San Diego County Court System
  • California Parole
  • Monterey Police Department
  • Harrah’s Stateline Casino
  • Oroville Police Department
  • Marysville Police Department

Examples of Community Service Done by CJ Majors

  • YMCA
  • Coached Basketball with local youth teams
  • Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) raised money for gifts for a foster children, 2007 & 2008
  • CJSA worked on Up ‘Til Dawn soliciting funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • CJSA participated in a Bowl-a-thon for the Boys and Girls Club
  • Volunteers at the Chico Police Department
  • Volunteered at a shelter for people who are homeless
  • Volunteered with Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
  • Hillsboro Police Department
  • A good number of students volunteer with the campus Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
  • Students work as tutors
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters 
  • Commissioner on Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission

Link to Synthesis of Assessment Results (PDF)

Link to CJ Assessment Report (PDF)

Photo of Damion Lewis

Men’s Soccer Team Goalkeeper Damion Lewis was selected as Wildcat of the Week September 16, 2016.

Photo of Daniel Beaky

Daniel Beaky 2016 – 2017 Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Winner.

Photo of Mike Bethea Jr.

Men’s Basketball Team Mike Bethea named Wildcat of the Week January 30, 2017.

Photo of Matt Thomas

Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Matthew O. Thomas named Outstanding Faculty Service Award Winner for 2016 – 2017.