Minor in Criminal Justice

Students may seek either an academic major or minor in criminal justice.

The criminal justice minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing a study of crime, law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, and investigative forensics.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in criminal justice requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in criminal justice. Any CCJS courses apply. It is recommended that students take CCJS 100 or CCJS 105 as the first course in the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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