Criminal Justice Minor

The criminal justice minor is an interdisciplinary minor which involves courses in criminal justice, political science, and psychology. It is designed for students who are pursuing another academic major but who have an academic and/or career interest in the area of criminal justice. Studying criminal justice offers excellent preparation for students anticipating careers in counseling, social work, and other health services, politics and law, ministry, activism and lobbying, law enforcement, or forensic psychology.

Required Courses Credits
Choose at least 1 CRJ 301 – Police Operations and Procedures (3) 3-4
CRJ 305 – Courts, Judgements, and Alternative Consequences (3)
CRJ 310 Correction, Probation and Restorative Justice (3)
CRJ 211, 311, 411 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
POLS 220 The American Political System (3–4)
POLS 270 Introduction to Public Policy (3–4)
POLS/PHIL 275 Philosophy of Law (3)
POLS 328 Governing Urban Communities (4)
POLS 426 Constitutional Law  (4)
Choose at least 1 PSY 318 Psychology of Race and Racism (3) 3
PSY 320 Stereotyping & Prejudice (3)
SOC/PSY 218: Social Psychology (3)
PSY 301 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 305 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 314 – Child Psychopathology (3)
PSY 330 Conflict Management (3)
PSY 335 Drugs & Behavior (3)
PSY 350 Cultural Competencies for Practice (3)
PSY 401 Counseling & Psychotherapy (3)
Electives Any of the above courses beyond the minimum (3-4) 3-6
SOC 231 Criminology (3)
POLS 205: In Search of Justice (3)
THEL 230: Building Shalom: Justice, Love, and the Christian Life (2)
WRIT 217 Professional Writing (2-3)
Special Topics Courses as Approved By Department Chair (2-3)
Total (minimum) 15