Criminal Justice Minor

Hollyce “Sherry” Giles, Department of Justice and Policy Studies

This minor provides non-majors an opportunity to pursue an interest in criminal justice. It introduces students to the major problems of instituting legal control over criminal behavior and the complexity of making legal decisions in a moral context. It enables students to develop an appreciation of the social scientific method and to communicate their experience with criminal justice effectively in writing.

The minor in criminal justice is not available to criminal justice majors.

Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).

JPS 100Inquiry into Criminal Justice4
JPS 200Criminal Procedure4
Two JPS 300- or 400-level courses8
Total Credits16

Excluding  JPS 337 Research Methods

Total credits required for criminal justice minor is 16 credits