Criminology Minor

Students who wish to minor in criminology and criminal justice should contact the chair of the department as early as possible, but no later than the beginning of the junior year, to discuss student interests and the best timing of courses to fit those interests. A prospectus will be submitted at that time which includes a statement outlining the student’s interests in the area and a schedule which will allow successful completion of the course requirements. Post facto completion of the minor may not be approved.

The minor program in criminology and criminal justice requires the five courses, 15 credit hours, listed below. 

Minor Requirements
CJS 101Introduction to Criminology3
CJS 305Criminological Theory3
Select any three of the following courses: 19
Research Methods
Gender and Crime
The Criminal Justice System
Extreme Murder
Family Violence
Crime&Punishment Comparative Perspectiv
Law,Society & Social Science
Economics of Crime and Punishment
Juvenile Delinquency
Psychology and the Law
Conflict Resolution
Understanding Modern Terrorism
Total Credit Hours15

 Note: other CJS-related courses may count toward the minor, but are subject to Department approval.