College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

BA in Criminal Justice

Program Highlights

First-Time Student, Criminal Justice Major, Four-Year Graduation Rate at CSU, Chico
Beginning Year of CohortNumber of Students Graduating% of Students Graduating in Four Years
Fall 20086716%
Fall 20098820%
Fall 20105229%
Fall 20117723%
Fall 201210916%
Junior College, Criminal Justice Major, Two-Year Graduation Rate at CSU, Chico
Beginning Year of CohortNumber of Students Graduating% of Students Graduating in Four Years
Fall 20104025%
Fall 20114848%
Fall 20125050%
Fall 20134854%
Fall 20144260%
Number of Criminal Justice Majors at CSU, Chico
Academic YearNumber of Majors
2016-2017645
2015-2016644
2014-2015592
2013-2014524
2012-2013510

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 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

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

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

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

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