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Criminal Justice

The minor in Criminal Justice is designed to introduce students to the foundational ideas and concepts that inform society's understanding of crime causation and the criminal justice system. Students will become familiar with the major theories of crime as well as criminological research.

In addition, students through their choice of electives will be able to more thoroughly explore one of the substantive areas of criminal justice: policing, law, corrections, or juvenile justice.

The Minor in Criminal Justice will consist of seven courses in the following sequence:

Required Courses:
  • CJ101 - Intro to CJ
  • CJ201 - Theories & Practice of Punishment
  • CJ202 - Research Methods
  • CJ203 - Statistics 

Select one from the following:

  • CJ224 - Police & Society
  • CJ231 - Juvenile Justice

Select one from the following:

  • CJ209 - Criminal Law
  • CJ212 - Criminal Procedure

One Criminal Justice elective