For Students


Student success is an integral part of our program and the Department of Justice Studies is poised to offer as many resources possible so students can accomplish their academic goals. In addition, the Department of Justice Studies provides academic resources to facilitate your progress to graduation.


Academic Advising

Advisors assist students with questions about curriculum, course sequencing, as well as fulfilling requirements for graduation. We HIGHLY recommend students meet with advisor once a semester. Majors and minors are advised by professors assigned by last name on a drop-in basis during office hours or by appointment. Assignments and hours vary per semester.



The internship is an integral part of the Justice Studies undergraduate program. All JS majors are required to complete a THREE (3) unit internship course. The internship experience is designed to provide a broad exposure to the operations of a variety of justice-related agencies and organizations, including courts, law enforcement agencies, law offices, nonprofit organizations and community based programs.


Student Resources

To complement the excellent academic programs offered, San José State University provides a wide range of co-curricular programs. In addition, the University provides academic support programs to facilitate your progress to graduation.


Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in one of the many clubs as this is best way to connect with campus life! 



These scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $6,000, are available to undergraduate and graduate students in Justice Studies—over $25,000 in scholarships!  Students may apply for more than one scholarship.


Undergraduate Forms

Major and minor information, graduation forms, and course planning roadmaps.


Syllabus Archive

In an effort to reduce both our printing costs and ecological footprint, the Department of Justice Studies now distributes all syllabi electronically as a PDF.