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Criminal Justice Minor

Primary or Secondary Minor

The minor in criminal justice is designed to develop basic comprehension of crime, law enforcement, adjudication and corrections in our society. These skills are valuable in a variety of career fields, including policework, juvenile diversion, court administration, victim reconciliation, security administration, investigation and research. 

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Core Criminal Justice Minor Courses

CJUS 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice is an overview of the criminal justice system and the sub-systems in the United States. Read more »

CJUS 246 - Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology presents the major biological, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior, and provides a descriptive overview of crime in the United States. Topics include crime rate statistics, historical trends in crime and crime rates, and characteristics of both offenders and victims. Read more »

SOCY 320 - Restorative Justice

Introduction to innovations and alternatives in the traditional criminal justice system with an emphasis on negotiation, mediation, and reparation in dispute resolution; emphasis on non- violence and peacemaking in the Franciscan tradition. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

The minor in criminal justice requires two additional electives and one of the following courses: