Minor in Criminal Justice

About the Minor

Students from any major who are interested in the law, the justice process, and how crime and crime policy relate to education, health, housing, and climate change might consider a minor in criminal justice. Such students could enhance their educational experience and their career possibilities by complementing their major with a criminal justice minor, particularly if they take one or more of our community-based learning and analytical courses, such as Crime Mapping or Justice in Our Community.

The minor consists of four required courses and four criminal justice electives chosen from two categories, for a total of 24.0 credits.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Required Courses
CJS 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3.0
CJS 200Criminology3.0
CJS 210Race, Crime, and Justice 3.0
CJS 220Crime and the City3.0
Criminal Justice Elective Courses
Select 12 credits from the following:12.0
Justice in Our Community
Prison, Society and You
Criminal Investigation
Crime Prevention Planning
Introduction to Security Studies
Surveillance, Technology, and the Law
Sex, Violence, & Crime on the Internet
Issues in Domestic Violence
Introduction to Computer Crime
Introduction to Correctional Practices
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Communities and Crime
Crime and Public Policy
International Field Experience
Advanced Criminological Theorizing
Comparative Justice Systems
Crime Mapping I Using Geographic Information Systems
Juvenile Justice
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Community Corrections
Computer Investigations and the Law
Technology and the Justice System
Forensic Science Survey Course
Death Penalty - An American Dilemma
Restorative Justice
Criminal Procedure
Intellectual Property Theft in the Digital Age
Science of Forensic Science
Forensic DNA Analysis
Program Evaluation
Special Topics in Criminology and Justice Studies
Independent Study in CJS
Total Credits24.0
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