2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Crime and Justice Studies Minor

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Program Description:

Minor in Crime and Justice Studies (CJS)

The Crime and Justice Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration, and policy. Courses are offered by the departments of political science, sociology, and urban affairs and geography.

Admission Requirements:

Students admitted into the CJS minor must have earned a minimum GPA of *2.0 and completed a minimum of 21 credit hours, including ENG 1010  (with a grade of C or better), and any other two General Education courses. 

Learning Outcomes:

Minors will be able to explain the basic components and functions of the US criminal justice system (i.e. police, courts/law, corrections). 

Minors will be able to explain how a variety of factors affect the issues and policies within the US criminal justice and their outcomes on broader society. 

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Program Requirements:

A. Minor Core Requirements: 9 Hours

B. Foundation Area Electives

Area 1 Behavior (choose one): 3 Hours

Total: 21 Hours

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