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Criminal Justice Minor

The minor in Criminal Justice focuses on understanding the criminal justice system and its relationship to society as a whole. Students are reminded that they may use no more than two of their major courses toward the minor.

Criminal Justice Minor - 18 S.H.

There are nine semester hours of required courses and nine semester hours of electives.

Required Courses (twelve semester hours)

Note: If both CJ/POLS 2270 and SOC 3500 are taken, one counts as Required and other as Elective.

CJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.
  AND  
SOC 2750 Criminology 3 cr.
  OR  
CJ 3242 Psychology of Crime 3 cr.

Two of the following courses on the content and practice of criminal justice:

CJ 2050 Principles and Practices of Law Enforcement 3 cr.
CJ 2650 Correctional Theory and Practice 3 cr.
CJ/POLS 2270 Introduction to the Legal Process 3 cr.
CJ 2651 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 cr.

Electives (six semester hours)

CJ 2050 Principles and Practices of Law Enforcement 3 cr.
CJ/POLS 2270 Introduction to the Legal Process 3 cr.
CJ 2450 Women in Criminal justice* 3 cr.
CJ 2500 Correctional Law* 3 cr.
CJ 2550 Criminal Law* 3 cr.
CJ 2600 Juvenile Justice* 3 cr.
CJ 2650 Correctional Theory and Practice 3 cr.
CJ 2651 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 cr.
CJ 3000 Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crime* 3 cr.
CJ 3053 Victimology* 3 cr.
CJ 3100 Organized Crime and Youth Gangs* 3 cr.
CJ 3150 Program Evaluation* 3 cr.
CJ 3200 White Collar and Corporate Crime* 3 cr.
CJ 3215 Community Policing* 3 cr.
CJ 3242 Psychology of Crime 3 cr.
CJ 3250 Crime and Delinquency Prevention* 3 cr.
CJ 3300 Community Based Corrections* 3 cr.
CJ 3333 Crime in the Media* 3 cr.
CJ/POLS 3510 International Terrorism 3 cr.
HMSV 2400 Crisis Intervention 3 cr.
HMSV 3500 Child Abuse and Neglect within the Family 3 cr.
POLS 2550 Sex, Race, and the Constitution 3 cr.
POLS 2700 Criminal Procedure: The Rights of the Accused 3 cr.
POLS 3500 Constitutional Law 3 cr.
PSY 2350 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
SOC 2760 Juvenile Delinquency 3 cr.
SOC 3500 Law and Society 3 cr.

*Introduction to Criminal Justice is a pre-requisite for this course.

Course descriptions can be found listed within the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Please refer tot he course description section for more information.