About the Department of Justice Studies
“Transforming Justice and Empowering Communities since 1930″
Welcome to the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University! We are located in MacQuarrie Hall 524 and are one of four schools and seven departments in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. Stop by and say hello!
Our department includes degree programs in Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Human Rights, and Legal Studies, and is part of a College that encompasses a diverse array of departments. Our department has been able to work collaboratively with the School of Social Work, Department of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications on research, programmatic and teaching endeavors that promote justice in our communities.
Learn more about our Department here.
*OFFICE HOURS FOR JUNE 14 – JUNE 25 (Very limited hours)
Check out our 2012-2013 speaker line-up as well as previous lecture series.
We are excited to announce the launch of our “revamped” Master’s Program. Check out our revamped program.
Take a look at the Chair’s Spring 2013 Welcome letter here.
Our faculty are active in scholarly/activist research and publishing. Check out their work.
Check out our numerous events for students, faculty, and the community.
Looking for your advisor? Need advising during the winter? See our advising area for Justice Studies, Forensic Science, Human Rights, Pre-Law, Legal Studies and our Graduate Program.
Interested in a Justice Studies or Forensics Major?
Interested in declaring JS or FS as a major? We will be accepting application November 1-15. Have questions about impaction? Check out our information regarding the department, curriculum, requirements for frosh and transfers, and potential careers.
2013 CSI Camp Dates Announced
We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual CSI Camp. Check out the details here.
Add Codes for Summer 2013
Need an add code for a summer course? Please email the instructor to receive a permission code to add courses at this time. Thank you.
Adding Senior Seminar (JS 189/FS 169) and Internship (JS 181)
You no longer need a permission code to add senior seminar. Scheduling is currently working on releasing the permission code requirement so check MySJSU daily. This most likely will happen the week of June 09 – June 15.
Students that need to enroll in JS 181, you will need to drop off the following completed forms to the Justice Studies Office. Your paperwork will be distributed to a faculty advisor and the faculty advisor will issue a permission code to you via email. Please allow a response of up to 4 weeks. Many advisors are away for the summer and have limited email access.
For the formal processes regarding the registration process for students, please review them on our Forms page.
Repeating a Course in Fall 2013 and you need a permission code?
Please submit your request now online. Please allow at least a two week response.
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Looking for more information about our Record Clearance Project? Check out our award winning, innovative and community engaged project.
Did you graduate from Justice Studies? Visit our NEW ALUMNI page!