Minors are a secondary area of academic focus.

This can be helpful if you have several areas you’d like to study but don’t want to do a double major. A minor can complement your main course of study by enhancing the value of your major, helping you to find an area of specialization within your major. Or, your minor can just be something you really enjoy and want to know more about. Some degrees require a minor.

The criminology minor curriculum provides knowledge and skills that have immediate practical application and are in high demand across a wide variety of careers and professions. You’ll complete a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Criminology Minor
(18 hours)

Required Courses

  • CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CJ375 Victimology (3)
  • SO305 Intersections of Crime (3)
  • SO360 Theories of Crime (3)

Choose 6 hours from:

  • CJ505 Social Inequality (3)
  • CJ510 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
  • CJ519 Restorative Justice (3)
  • CJ520 Law and Social Control (3)
  • CJ/SO 522 Critical Analysis of Gangs in America (3)
  • CJ530 Crime, Media, and Popular Culture (3)
  • SO300 Organized and White-Collar Crime (3)
  • SO385 Family Violence (3)
  • SO444 Deviant Social Behavior (3)
  • UI300 Drugs and Behavior (3)

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