Minor in Criminal Justice
Students who obtain a minor in Criminal Justice will be able to understand the social and behavioral contributors to crime and delinquency; gain knowledge of the nature and causes of crime; and understand the components of the criminal justice system: police, prosecutorial and defense functions, judiciary and field of corrections.
A minor in Criminal Justice requires 18 hours in Criminal Justice and includes the following courses:
- CJ 1001 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CJ 2041 - Crime Theory and Causes
- At least two of the following:
- CJ 3250 - Violence in Society
- CJ 4042 - Corrections
- CJ 4043 - Law Enforcement
- CJ 4044 - Courts and Judicial Process
- CJ 4121 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
- Plus two additional elective courses in Criminal Justice, one of which must be upper division.
- A minimum of nine hours of upper-division CJ courses are required for a minor in Criminal Justice. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course required for the minor.
- Minor requirements may not be taken pass/fail.
- No more than nine credit hours, including no more than six upper division credit hours of transfer work, may count toward the minor in Criminal Justice.