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
Take 12 credits of any CJS courses not listed above. Examples of regularly offered courses include, but are not limited to, the following: 12.0
Serial Killers
Police and Society
Crime, Violence, and Climate Change
Crime Prevention Planning
Communities and Crime
Crime and Public Policy
Applications of Justice
Crime Mapping I Using Geographic Information Systems
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Death Penalty - An American Dilemma
Policing: Theory and Practice
Total Credits24.0
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