Criminal Justice Minor

Goal 1: Criminal justice majors will demonstrate comprehension of the discipline, including the causes of crime and society’s responses to it.

Outcome 1.1: Students can understand the broader societal context that creates criminogenic conditions and evaluate the criminal justice system as a key social institution.

Goal 2: Criminal justice majors will develop knowledge of social scientific research methods.

Outcome 2.1: Students can critically assess research studies and explain why various methodological decisions were made.

Goal 3: Criminal justice majors will understand the operation of the criminal justice system within the larger social structure.

Outcome 3.1: Students can describe the significance of race, class, gender, and age in how crime is constructed and responded to, and thus critically assess the justice system.


The minor in criminal justice requires completion of the following:

SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 206Theories of Crime3
SOC 207Juvenile Justice3
SOC 225Intro to American CJ3
SOC 312Research Methods3
or SOC 313 Data Analysis
Select one additional 200+ course with a Criminal Justice attribute.3
For Sociology majors; SOC 206 SOC 225; SOC 207; and any three additional SOC courses with a Criminal Justice attribute.
Total Hours18