Criminal Justice Minor

This  minor offers students the opportunity to prepare for work in the Criminal Justice field. It is designed to provide students with the concepts and research methods needed for a successful career in criminal justice agencies and for graduate work in criminology and criminal justice. A minor in Criminal Justice is useful preparation for a career in police work, corrections, parole, youth work, counseling, public and social service administration.

Program Requirements

JUST 102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
JUST 202Innovation and Evaluation in Criminal Justice3
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Environmental Crime
Crime in the Life Course
Family Violence
Current Issues in Policing
Gangs in America
Community Policing
Organized Crime
Environmental Justice
Race and the U.S. Legal System
Animals and Justice
Hate Crimes
Women and Prison
White Collar Crime
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Serial Killers
Terrorism and Social Justice
Police and Society
Death Penalty Perspectives
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Prisons and Punishment
Homeland Security
Media and the Criminal Justice System
Technology and the Criminal Justice System
FBI Past and Present
Wrongful Convictions
Juries and Justice
Rights, Liberties and American Justice
Special Topics in Justice Studies (may be used with written permission)
Drugs and Society
Sex Crimes
Corrections Management
Criminal Law and Procedure
Criminal Trial Preparation
Total Credits18