Criminology Minor

Criminology Minor Requirements

21 credits

CJ 3270Criminology3
CJ 3300Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
or SOC 3111 Research Methods
CJ 4200Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
Complete 12 credits from the following:12
CJ 1300Intro to Corrections3
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
or CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CJ 1390Police Field Operations3
CJ 1900Introduction to Computer Related Crime3
CJ 2020Criminal Justice Supervision3
CJ 2330Juvenile Justice3
CJ 2350Laws of Evidence3
CJ 2360Juvenile Law & Procedure3
CJ 3100Profiling Deviant Behavior3
CJ 3200Policing in U.S. Society3
CJ 3250Private Security3
CJ 3310Victimology3
CJ 3320Criminal Procedure3
CJ 3350American Jails and Prisons3
CJ 3400Drugs and Crime3
CJ 3450Community Policing3
CJ 3500White Collar Crime3
CJ 3550Crime, Media, and Culture3
CJ 3600The Criminal-Life Course3
CJ 3700Women, Crime, and Justice3
CJ 3710Crimes Against Humanity3
CJ 3830International Criminal Justice Systems3
CJ 3850Immigration and Crime3
CJ 4020Urban Crime3
CJ 4100Social Control3
CJ 4150Criminal Justice Reform3
CJ 4200Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4240Delinquency & Social Responsibility3
CJ 4260The Criminology & Policy of Terrorism3
CJ 4500Special Topics3
CJ 4860RCriminology Practicum1-3
CJ 4890RCriminal Justice Internship1-3
CJ 4900Current Issues in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4950RCriminal Justice Study Abroad3
SOC 3020Social Psychology3
SOC 3560Deviance and Social Control3
CJ 4050Sports and Crime3

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade of C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.