Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor

A minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice requires CJ 151 or CJ 201, CJ 315 and a minimum of 12 additional hours of upper division Criminology and Criminal Justice courses. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better is required for this minor.

Recommended Interdisciplinary Course: Criminology and Criminal Justice majors are encouraged to take CJ/RE 435 as their upper division interdisciplinary course.

Upon completion of the Criminology & Criminal Justice minor, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the interrelated institutions and processes of the criminal justice system, including the basic rights guaranteed to each individual by both state and federal constitutions and laws.

  2. Articulate a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods by explaining the various social science methods of inquiry and use these to test specific criminological research questions.