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The minor in Criminal Justice will provide students with foundational knowledge of criminology and criminal justice. Students majoring in sociology, psychology, political science, and related fields are likely to interact with the criminal justice system in their careers and would benefit from the addition of the Criminal Justice minor to their degree plan.
Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
Declaring This Minor
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the school offering the minor.
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The minor in Criminal Justice requires 18 credit hours of coursework.
A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be applied to the minor.
Students must receive a minimum C- grade in each course applied to satisfy the minor requirements.
Electives must be taken from outside the student's major.
|CRJU 1000||Criminology and Criminal Justice: An Overview||3|
|CRJU 2041||Criminological Theory||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Courts and Judicial Process|
|Select two additional upper-division elective courses in Criminal Justice or ancillary fields||6|
|Famous U.S. Trials|
|Communication, Prisons, and Social Justice|
|Gender and Communication|
|Legal Reasoning and Writing|
|Family Policy & Law|
|Crime, Policing, and Justice in American History|
|Economics of Crime and Punishment|
|Race, Gender, Law and Public Policy|
|Corruption in the U.S. and Abroad|
|International Politics: Human Rights|
|American National Security|
|The Politics of War Law|
|Law, Politics and Justice|
|Constitutional Law I|
|Constitutional Law II|
|Contemporary Issues in Civil Liberties|
|Women and the Law|
|Human Development I: Child Psychology|
|Human Development II: Adolescence and Adulthood|
|Drugs, Brain and Behavior|
|Psychology and the Law|
|Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.|
|Drugs, Alcohol & Society|
|Families and Society|
|Poverty and Social Inequality|
|Hate Groups and Group Violence|
|Sociology of Law (Women & Crime)(Crime & Justice in the City)|
|Advanced Topics in Sociology|
|Violence in Relationships|
|Students must adhere to departmental pre-requisites, if applicable. Other electives not already listed may be considered, but the student must receive approval from the academic advisor prior to enrollment.|