Students who obtain a minor in Criminal Justice will be able to understand the social and behavioral contributors to crime and delinquency; gain knowledge of the nature and causes of crime; and understand the components of the criminal justice system: police, prosecutorial and defense functions, judiciary and field of corrections.
Policies and Procedures
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18 credit hours of Criminal Justice (CJ) coursework, including a minimum of 9 credit hours of upper-division CJ courses.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course required for the minor.
Minor requirements may not be taken pass/fail.
No more than 9 credit hours of transfer work, including no more than 6 upper-division credit hours, may count toward the minor in Criminal Justice.