Criminal Justice, Minor

Minors in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) take the foundational courses in criminology and criminal justice. Minors can also specialize further in their elective courses. These may include courses covering topics such as policing democratic societies, corporate security, punishment and mass incarceration, and juvenile justice. A minor in criminology and criminal justice in combination with a student's major can enhance the student's career possibilities and open new avenues for research experiences. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRIM 2100Criminal Due Process4
CRIM 2200Criminology4

Criminal Justice Electives

Complete two of the following:8
Criminal Violence
Global Criminology
Psychology of Crime
Organized Crime
Criminal Law
Youth Crime and Justice
Punishment in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Corporate Security: Securing the Private Sector
Policing a Democratic Society
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Crime Prevention
Juvenile Law
Courts and Sentencing
Police Strategy
Political Crime and Terrorism
Law and Psychology

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor