A minor in Criminal Justice offers a broad and theoretical view of the criminal justice process, including sociological and political factors related to crime and criminal justice. Criminal Justice minors are strongly encouraged to take social science statistics as their quantitative reasoning requirement. Minors are required to complete an internship that bridges the theory into practice within the field.
The following courses are required courses to receive the Criminal Justice Minor:
PO 235 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
PO 330 Constitutional Law or PO 334 Civil Liberties (3)
SO 361 Criminology (3)
PO 371/SO 470 Internship (3)
Criminal Justice Minor Electives include:
PH 211 Ethical Theory and Moral Issues (3)
SO 232 Deviance (3)
SO 311 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
PH 310 Political Philosophy (3)
PO 366 Appellate Legal Reasoning: Moot Court (3)
PO 305 Philosophy of Law (3)
PO 315 Supreme Court in American Politics (3)
A minimum of 21 credit hours is required, with at least 9 credits earned in courses numbered 300 or above.