Established in 1946, Palomar College offers more than 200 associate degree and certificate programs for thousands of local college students throughout the North San Diego County area. Palomar College is located in San Marcos, with three additional education centers in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Fallbrook. The College also has education sites located in Camp Pendleton, Ramona, and the Pauma Indian Reservation.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email pdemaris@palomar.edu to learn how these changes affect your program. SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.


SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with Palomar College to offer two unique microsite degree completion programs:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

SDSU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program is designed to encourage thoughtful exploration of the ways that criminal justice systems provide justice, or fail to do so.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$22,767-$31,965

Textbooks not included
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 13 Months
Course Format Course Format
Online

Please Note — This information is only applicable to the microsite version of this degree completion program.

Developed by SDSU’s School of Public Affairs, this online degree completion program focuses on criminal justice from a social justice perspective. You’ll examine a range of policy issues as diverse as genocide, institutionalized racism, organized crime, and environmental destruction, in addition to traditional criminal justice issues, which include:

  • Law in Society
  • Crime and Behavior
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • Public Administration and Policy Development
  • Investigation and Reporting

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter law school or a graduate program in either criminal justice or a related field. If your goal is to enter the workforce, the program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including:

  • Law
  • Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Probation and Parole
  • Corrections
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Public Administration and Government
  • Legal Investigation and Support

 

You’ll also have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Public Administration from San Diego State University.

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Criminal Justice Graduate — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
627,632

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+6.71%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$40,000-$111,000

Admission requirements for this program? *

To be fully qualified for admission to the B.S. in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program, you must:

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the semester prior to transfer, which includes:
    • 12 Lower Division Prep Course Units:
      • POL S 102
      • SOC 101, 102
      • SOC 201 (or comparable three-unit course in elementary statistics)
        These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • Complete the Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
  • Students will also have the opportunity to apply for a Minor in Public Administration at the same time.
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.8+ college GPA
  • Passed the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or completed an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0) or better (to be completed in your first semester once admitted to the program)

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: nwilliams@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3946
Advising Session: calendly.com/niwilliams_sdsuglobalcampus

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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Online Degree Completion Program is a communication program designed for the twenty-first century. You’ll learn how effective communication can promote civic engagement, allow for effective participation in today’s global community, and enhance your individual well-being and the strength of your relationships. The program also focuses on social problems, giving you the tools you need to engage the issues facing our local and global community in a constructive manner.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$21,648-$24,600
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Your online courses are developed and delivered by the expert faculty and lecturers from SDSU’s School of Communication, many of whom are repeatedly recognized for their quality teaching with institutional, regional, and national teaching awards, as well as their research in communication-related topics.

Earning your B.A. in Communication means that you’ll gain:

  • An ability to comprehend, identify, and employ skills in debate, writing, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, public presentations, teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and professional interaction.
  • A thorough comprehension of the nature, function, scope, delineations, and history of the communication discipline.
  • An ability to identify, differentiate, analyze, and modify major communication theories, as well as formulate original theoretical creations.
  • An ability to comprehend and differentiate major research paradigms, and the ability to propose and conduct original communication research.
  • An ability to translate communication knowledge into applied contexts, policies, projects, interventions, or presentations.
  • An ability to apply multiple perspectives towards self-understanding, in relation to your own and others’ (co)cultures, group affiliations, and identities.
  • An ability to identify relevant evaluative criteria and apply them competently to self-reflection, ethical progress, and actual or envisioned communication situations and/or scenarios.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive the same valuable degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication from San Diego State University.

Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.A. in Communication and Media Studies — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
203,942

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+14.38%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$38,000-$81,000

 

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: nwilliams@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3946
Advising Session: calendly.com/niwilliams_sdsuglobalcampus

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Microsite Program Office Hours

Criminal Justice

Nicole Williams
Admissions Advisor
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Communication

Nicole Williams
Admissions Advisor
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Admissions Advisors

Assist students through the entire application process, providing more in-depth advising

 

We are grateful for our partners who share in our commitment to ensure that qualified students — especially local community college students — have both degree access and the support needed to be successful.

- Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President

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