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Minor in Criminal Justice

Minor Overview

Exploring the fundamental issues inherent in the criminal justice system can provide valuable insight into some of today’s most complex societal challenges, including growth of the prison population and the ever-increasing number of prisoners returning to communities. From the role mental illness plays in crime to the impact of drugs and alcohol on our communities, this minor examines an eclectic array of subjects that can complement a major in sociology, political science or psychology.

You’ll have the flexibility to shape the program in a way that reflects your interests and enhances your professional goals, and you’ll have plenty of support and guidance from a faculty with a broad range of expertise in the criminal justice field. You will meet one-on-one with the program director, and together design a minor that’s right for you, choosing from a varied selection of courses such as Dispute Resolution, Sexual Violence, Organized Crime and Investigative Techniques. 

Curriculum and Requirements

For the criminal justice minor, students must complete 15 credits in criminal justice studies at any level, and one 300-level criminal justice class for a total of 18 credits. Students should meet with the program director to select courses that are most related to their major field. A student majoring in gerontology or sociology can minor in criminal justice. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward the major. Courses for the major may not count toward the minor.