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 in security, policing, corrections, and juvenile justice. A minor in criminology and criminal justice in combination with a student’s major can enhance the student’s career possibilities. Students might wish to think about a minor as the applied part of their major. Students pursuing a degree in psychology can minor in criminology and criminal justice and focus on the psychology of crime while computer science majors can focus on cybersecurity. There are a multitude of exciting degree combinations that a student can pursue by minoring in criminology and criminal justice.

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
Victims of Crime
Global Criminology
Psychology of Crime
Organized Crime
Criminal Law
Juvenile Justice
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Criminal Justice Organization and Management
Crime Prevention
Juvenile Law
Legal Philosophy
Courts and Sentencing
Community-Based Corrections
Correctional Intervention
Security Management, Supervision
Police Strategy
Youth Gangs
Political Crime and Terrorism
Corporate and White-Collar Crime
Law and Psychology

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor