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Criminal Justice

The cross disciplinary minor in criminal justice is designed for students who are preparing for careers in law enforcement, corrections, judicial administration or other areas related to the study or management of crime, either directly upon graduation or after further graduate training. The requirement for a minor in criminal justice is 21 credits.  Students should allow a minimum of four semesters in which to complete the minor.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

CRJU 215. Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRJU 225. Ethics in Criminal Justice


Choose at least one course from each of the following units:


Human Behavior


SOCI 214. Social Deviance


SOCI 327. Juvenile Delinquency


SOCI/CRJU 325. Criminology


PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Non PSYC majors only)


or PSYC 335. Abnormal Psychology (PSYC majors)


PSYC/JUST 316. Human Development and Crime


Law and Procedure


CRJU 321. Criminalistics


JUST 327. Criminal Law


CRJU 328. Criminal Procedure


CRJU 329. Criminal Investigation and Evidence




JUST 330. Corrections


CRJU 335. Law Enforcement


CRJU 337. Courts and the Judiciary


CRJU 340. Administration in Criminal Justice


Choose two additional courses from those listed above or from the following:


CRJU 301. Special Topics in Criminal Justice


CRJU 401. Internship in Criminal Justice