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Criminal Justice

College of Health and Human Services

Department Chair: Judy Hails

Department Office: Social Science Public Affairs Bldg. (SS/PA), Room 258
Telephone: (562) 985-4738

Faculty: Bruce Berg, Elizabeth Deschenes, Judy Hails, Connie Ireland, Aili Malm, Harvey N. Morley, Tracy Tolbert, Sam Torres, Brenda Vogel, Ronald E. Vogel, John Wang

Undergraduate Advisor; Brenda Vogel
Graduate Advisor: Elizabeth Deschenes
Internship Coordinator: Harvey Morley
Office Manager: Susan McNamara


Police Officer • Probation Officer • Claims Representative • Private Investigator • Customs Agent • Special Agent FBI • Health & Safety Inspector • Criminologist • Game Warden • Park Ranger • Alcohol-Tobacco-Firearms Agent • Correctional Officer • Paralegal • Immigration Inspector • Intelligence Analyst-CIA • Parole Officer • Teacher • Prison Administrator • Lawyer • Credit Investigator • Border Patrol Agent (Some of these careers require additional education or experience.) Various entry-level trainee positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department of Criminal Justice offers an undergraduate bachelor of science degree and a graduate master of science degree. These programs are designed to provide students with an appropriate academic background for a professional career in corrections, law enforcement, probation, parole, or social service agencies. In addition, the programs are designed to prepare students for continuing graduate studies in criminal justice, criminology, or law.