2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology

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Dr. Justin Hackett (chair) | Dr. Aref M. Alkhattar | Michael Baranski | Dr. Angela Bloomquist | Dr. Rueben Brock | Dr. John R. Cencich | Dr. Carrie Elkin | Dr. Raymond J. Hsieh | Dr. Michael Hummel | Dr. Dana Keener | Dr. Tamare Piersaint | Dr. Rebecca Regeth | Dr. Nikolas Roberts | Dr. Beverly Ross | Dr. Kristen Schaffner | Dr. Mathilda Spencer | Dr. Darla Timbo | Dr. Julie Warnick | Dr. Christopher Wydra

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/index.aspx


Cal U's Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology includes undergraduate programs in criminal justice and psychology. 

Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs

Degrees offered through this department include:

  • A.S. in Technical Studies: Applied Policing and Technology
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice: Criminology
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice: Cyber Forensics
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigation
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice: Homeland and International Security
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice: Law and Justice
  • B.S. in Psychology


The department also offers sub-baccalaureate certificate programs in:

  • Diversity and Multicultural Competence
  • Mental Health Technician


Minors available through this department include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Investigation / Cyber Forensics
  • Leadership
  • Psychology

Honor Societies

The criminal justice programs participate in the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma) and Pi Gamma Mu, a social science honorary society.

Qualified psychology majors can join Psi Chi, the national honor society. 


Criminal justice studies faculty and students involve themselves in numerous activities beyond the normal academic experience. The program is an active participant in myriad justice-related activities at the regional, national and international levels. There are opportunities for student internships and study abroad. Students can compete with the Mock Trial Team. Membership and leadership opportunities exist in the Law and Justice Society, Forensic Science Club and Criminal Justice Club.

The department also sponsors a Psychology Club that hosts guest speakers, organizes trips to conferences of professional interest, and provides career and employment information.