Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Criminal Justice

Eighteen semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
PSC 1305American National Government3
or SOC 1305 Introduction to Sociology
PSC/PPS 3302Criminal Justice and Community Law Enforcement3
SOC 4352Criminology3
or PSC 3321 Criminal Law
Select six semester hours from the following:6
Legal Communication
Principles of Public Administration
Minority and Ethnic Group Politics
Criminal Law
American Public Policy
Administrative Law
Urban Political Processes
American Constitutional Law
Juvenile Delinquency
Abnormal Psychology
Select three semester hours from the following: 13
Law, Justice and the Community
Public Service Internship
Washington Internship
Bob Bullock Internship
Political Science Summer Internship 2
Total Hours18

Plan for the CJ internship early. Internships are competitive and some have a GPA threshold and application process. It is recommended that the internship semester is limited to 12 semester hours. In the semester prior to enrolling in an internship course, students should meet with the CJ minor coordinator or the PSC 3372/3382 course instructor to identify internship opportunities to apply for. Students will also need to complete an application for PSC 3372/3382 prior to their registration window. PSC 3392 is only offered in the summer and 3698 is only offered spring of odd numbered years. 


If taken for less than 3 credits, students need to take an additional course from the Electives section to achieve 18 credits for the minor.

Students are strongly encouraged to take PPS 1102 as an elective.