Criminal Justice Minor

The Criminal Justice minor is a 21 credit-hour program comprised of 12 major core credits and nine elective credits. Similar to the Criminal Justice major, the minor is an interdisciplinary course of study. This minor can complement a major in Communications, Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science, Urban Studies, History, or other related majors. Students of interdisciplinary studies can benefit from this minor if they have an interest in pursuing a career within the scope of criminal justice organizations, human services, and social advocacy.

The curriculum provides an intermediate level of exposure to the major components of the criminal justice industry, such as law enforcement and corrections, judicial procedure, and other avenues, depending upon the electives chosen.

Requirements for a Minor

7 courses comprising 4 core courses and three electives.

Core Courses(12 credits)
CJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-102Introduction to Corrections3
CJ-111Law Enforcement and Society3
CJ-205American Judicial System3
Criminal Justice Electives(9 credits)
Select three courses9
Total Credits21

Students will need to obtain a Declaration of Major/Minor from the Registrar's Office and obtain signature of CJ Department Chair. Students seeking entry into the CJ minor must obtain the signature of the CJ Department Chair.