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The criminal justice minor is offered for those students who are interested in a theoretical and practical education in the field of criminal justice. A minor in criminal justice requires a minimum of 18 credits. To complete the minor, students must complete each of the following courses:

Course Title Hours
CRJS 181Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJS 253Introduction to Corrections3
CRJS 254Introduction to Policing3
CRJS 324Courts and Sentencing3
CRJS 355Criminological Theory3
Select one additional 300- or 400-level criminal justice elective3
Total Hours18

Please note that CRJS 181 is a prerequisite for all required minor courses and that CRJS 492 and GVPA 493 are not available to those minoring in criminal justice.