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Criminal Justice Minor

Careers in the exciting fields of law enforcement, anti-terrorism, corrections, criminal lab science, customs, asset protection, and juvenile justice are more popular than ever. A criminal justice minor allows you the flexibility to apply your degree to a variety of careers like these. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the nature and causes of crime. You’ll learn about criminal justice systems - from law enforcement and judicial systems, to probation and corrections. Consider a career in forensic computing when paired with a computer science degree, or work in a crime lab when paired with chemistry. Perhaps helping at-risk youth as a case worker is more to your calling. Then consider adding a criminal justice minor to human service counseling, sociology, or the social sciences. The options are endless - how will you make your mark?

Required Courses: 21

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • CJA 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CJA 203 Police and Society OR CJA 226 Criminal Investigation (3)
  • CJA 210/365 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • CJA 320 Correctional Institutions OR CJA 325 Community Based Corrections (3)
  • Upper-level criminal justice (CJA) electives (9)

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