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Criminal Justice Studies

Requirements for the Minor

Criminal Justice Studies and Supporting Courses:

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies
SOC 350 Social and Criminological Theory

Plus two of the following:

CJS 203 Victimology
CJS 204 Police
CJS 205 Criminal Courts
CJS 206 Corrections
CJS 207 The Death Penalty

Plus 16 additional semester hours of CJS or SOC classes, of which at least 8 semester hours must be CJS courses, from the following:

CJS 200 Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CJS 202 Criminology
CJS 215 Drugs and Society
CJS 302 Sociology of Law and Legal Systems
CJS 303 Management and Leadership
CJS 304 Crime and Law Enforcement in Rural Communities
CJS 405 Critical Issues in Policing
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 102 Deviance
SOC 204 Social Work
SOC 209 Minority-Majority Relations
SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 241 Sociology of Violence and Nonviolence
SOC 305 Contemporary Organizational Sociology
SOC 306 Sociology of Family

Or, Inside Out course when not CJS 202, or two additional two credit CJS courses from list above.

Note: Sociology majors may not minor in Criminal Justice Studies.


What can you do with a Criminal Justice Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an investigator, detective, police officer, paralegal, counselor, or probation officer.