Criminal Justice and non-criminal justice majors have the opportunity to declare minor areas of study. Minor areas of study entail successful completion of 15 credits.
Minor in Criminal Justice
Non-criminal justice majors may complete a minor in Criminal Justice by completing the following 15 credits:
Minor in Computer Forensics
Available to all students
Select one from the following:
Interdisciplinary Minor In Legal Studies
Available to all students
Required Courses (12 credits)
Select one Elective Course (3 credits)
CRIM2205 Criminal Justice Research Methods
CRIM1103 Criminal Law
CRIM2100 Professional and Legal Writing
CRIM2214 Procedural Law
HIST2105 Crime in History
POLS2253 American Government
POLS2254 Public Policy
POLS3355 American Constitutional Law
POLS3327 Civil Rights and Liberties
POLS2212 International Law
HIST2215 Constitutional History U.S.
The School of Criminal Justice, Political Science, & International Studies offers students a course of study who are interested in the field of jurisprudence and the legal profession. The Legal Studies tract offers students a selection of specifically designed courses, academic advisement, testing strategies and preparation, and support services designed to assist students that anticipate applying to law school or graduate school. This places a strong emphasis on the importance of the undergraduate student’s course of study, grade point average (GPA), and performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – all of which play important factors for acceptance to law school. Emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, deduction, and analytical reasoning. The course Legal and Analytical Reasoning places emphasis on these skill sets, which also provides students the opportunity to take practice LSAT exams.
Minor In Social Justice Advocacy
Available to Criminal Justice majors and Non-Criminal Justice majors
For students interested in a professional career working with juveniles and the Juvenile Justice System, Probation, Parole, Domestic Violence, Crisis Intervention, Rehabilitation, Counseling and Advocating for Victims of Crime and Abuse.
Required Courses ( 6 Credits )
CRIM1125 Introduction to Social Service Advocacy
SOCI3316 The Family: Stability and Dysfunction
Select any three courses ( 9 credits )
SOCI2805 Contemporary Social Issues
SOCI3201 Methods in Social Research
SOCI3318 Health and Society: Access and Issues
SOCI3320 Race, Generation, and Immigration
CRIM1130 Working with Children and Families
CRIM1135 Social Justice and Structural Inequality
CRIM3320 Interviewing and Counseling Strategies
CRIM3324 Community Resource Management
CRIM3326 Rehabilitative and Reentry Strategies
Minor in Political Science
Minor in International Studies
Africian Studies Multidisciplinary Minor
The African Studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with opportunities to widen their perspectives and understanding of Africa’s social, political and economic systems and also to deepen their insights into the profound impact of African societies on countries throughout the world.
The program enables students to acquire the skills needed to engage successfully in a post-graduate degree in African studies. It also prepares them to lead academic and nonacademic organizations (such as NGOs, etc) in an ever-changing global society and particularly in Africa.
Students are required to complete 15 credits of course work including the following:
Six credits of foundational courses, including
Nine credits of electives from a list of courses divided into three main themes: Africa Centered; Africa Diaspora (including African-American Studies); and Africa in the Global Context.