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Minor in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Minor

The Department of Criminal Justice offers an option for a minor in Criminal Justice that provides an overview of the criminal justice system that includes:

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Court systems

Students completing a minor in Criminal Justice may find entry-level employment with local and state policing agencies, jails and prisons, local and state court systems, victim’s advocacy offices, and counseling and rehabilitation facilities.

Degree Requirements

The curriculum includes a minimum of 18 credit hours in Criminal Justice (CJ prefix) - 9 hours must be upper division in some fashion. All CJ students are encouraged to meet with a CJ faculty advisor annually for course and program advisement. The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education Advisors can answer questions about general education requirements for an associate's degree.

Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all CJ courses is required for this minor in addition to an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Program Requirements: Students obtaining a minor in criminal justice are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses with a CJ prefix. At least 9 credit hours must be upper division CJ courses (3000 level or higher).