Criminology

Criminology

Criminology focuses on describing different types of crime and causes of criminal behavior, while criminal justice refers to the system in which criminals are processed and punished. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, students with a criminology minor could pursue job opportunities in social and human service occupations related to criminal, juvenile, and social justice. The minor prepares students for a wide variety of career options and provides an excellent basis for graduate study in criminology, other social sciences, and law.

Criminology Minor 2020-2021 Catalog

For the minor in Criminology, the student must complete six courses (no less than 18 credits) with a grade of C or higher, from the following requirements:

CJ 201Criminology3
CJ/SO 209Methods of Social Science Research4-3
or PY 313 Experimental Psychology I
CJ 316Criminal Violence3
Select three of the following (one must be a CJ course subject)
CJ 304Juvenile Delinquency3
CJ 306Victimology3
CJ 320Drugs and Society3
CJ 330Terrorism3
CJ 424Murder: Our Killing Culture3
CJ 425Domestic Violence3
PY 212Abnormal Psychology3
PY 234Forensic Psychology3
PY 314Experimental Psychology II3
PY 344Cognition4
Total Cr.18