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)
  • CJ110 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
  • SO360 Theories of Crime (3)

Choose 3 hours from:

  • CJ375 Victimology (3)
  • SO305 Intersections of Crime (3)

Choose 6 hours from:

  • CJ 220 Criminal Law (3)
  • CJ 222 Gangs in America (3)
  • CJ 235 Police Operations (3)
  • CJ 303 Correctional Institutions (3)
  • CJ 330 Criminal Investigations (3)
  • CJ 350 Criminalistics (3)
  • CJ 400 Crisis Management (3)
  • CJ 422 Criminal Procedures (3)
  • CJ 435 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
  • SO 201 Social Problems in Contemporary Society (3)
  • SO 202 Racial & Ethnic Relations (3)
  • SO 300 Organized & White-Collar Crime (3)
  • SO 385 Family Violence (3)
  • SO 444 Deviant Social Behavior (3)
  • SW 201 Social & Economic Justice (3)
  • SW 207 Understanding Cultural and Social Diversity (3)
  • UI 300 Drugs and Behavior (3)
  • UI 309 Crime & Human Behavior (3)

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