Minors in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice master the foundational courses in criminology and criminal justice.  Minors can also specialize further in their elective courses.  These may include courses in security, policing, corrections, and juvenile justice.  A minor in criminology and criminal justice in combination with a student’s major can enhance the student’s career possibilities.  Students might wish to think about a minor as the applied part of their major. Student’s pursuing a degree in psychology can minor in SCCJ and focus on the psychology of crime while computer science majors can focus on cyber-security. There are a multitude of exciting degree combinations that a student can pursue by minoring in criminology and criminal justice.

To view the full listing and course descriptions, please visit the Registrar’s Website.

Required Courses (12 semester hours)

CRIM 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIM 2100 Criminal Due Process

CRIM 2200 Criminology

Criminal Justice Electives

*Complete two of the following (8 semester hours)

CRIM 3010 Criminal Violence

CRIM 3020 Victims of Crime

CRIM 3030 Global Criminology

CRIM 3040 Psychology of Crime

CRIM 3050 Organized Crime

CRIM 3100 Criminal Law

CRIM 3200 Juvenile Justice

CRIM 3300 Corrections

CRIM 3400 Security

CRIM 3500 Policing

CRIM 4010 Gender, Crime, and Justice

CRIM 4020 Race, Crime, and Justice

CRIM 4030 Criminal Justice Organization and Management

CRIM 4040 Crime Prevention

CRIM 4100 Juvenile Law

CRIM 4110 Legal Philosophy

CRIM 4120 Courts and Sentencing

CRIM 4300 Community-Based Corrections

CRIM 4310 Correctional Intervention

CRIM 4400 Security Management, Supervision

CRIM 4500 Police Strategy

CRIM 4610 Youth Gangs

CRIM 4630 Political Crime and Terrorism

CRIM 4640 Corporate and White-Collar Crime

CRIM 4710 Law and Psychology