Criminal Justice Minor

The minor in criminal justice provides an overview of the criminal justice system, including courses specifically dealing with police, courts and corrections, as well as criminal law and criminology. Students sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills while gaining communication and leadership experience. 

Students majoring in sociology, psychology, and political science will find this to be an attractive minor to complement their major course of study. Also, students interested in graduate study in the field of criminal justice or those with a general interest in the area of social services or human welfare may benefit from the courses in this minor. 

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Prerequisite (Must be passed with a grade of C or higher)
The American Criminal Justice System
Required Courses
CRJU 341Sociology of Crime3
Select two of the following:6
Criminal Courts
Select three additional Criminal Justice courses at the 300-, 400- or 500-level9
Total Credit Hours18