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College of Public Service

The mission of the College of Public Service (CPS) undergraduate advising system is to promote student academic excellence and career readiness. 

There are three academic disciplines in CPS which offer undergraduate degree programs: the Criminal Justice Program, the Social Work Program, and the department of Urban Education (C-440). The Criminal Justice Program and the Social Work Program are within the same academic department, the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and are located in C-340 (Criminal Justice faculty), and in C-330 (a combination of Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty).

The advisors of the CPS are located in the departments that they serve. Below is a summary. 

Last Name

CPS Advisor

​Contact Information
​Criminal Justice

​A through L
​Lee Smith

​ C-340
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Appointments: Mon, Thu, Fri 8 to 4:30 pm

Walk Ins:
Tue & Wed 
8 to 9 am
10 to 4:30 pm
​Criminal Justice
​M through Z
​Mercedes Gonzales
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Mon, Thu, Fri
9 to 4:30 pm

Tue & Wed
8 to 9 am
10 to 4:30 pm
​Social Work
​A though Z
​Damaris Cortez

Urban Education
A through Le
Anna Esparza 
Assistant Director of Advising
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education
​Li through Z
​Terrilyn Ratcliff
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education Pathways Grant

​A through Z
​Tream Charviz

Many of the jobs in the Public Service sector may qualify for a federally funded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Frequently asked questions:

Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor. For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.

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Last updated 3/19/2018 6:43 AM