Degrees and Requirements

Criminal Justice

15 credits are required for completion of a minor in Criminal Justice inclusive of the following courses and three criminal justice electives (9 credits) with at least one upper-division course (3000 level or higher).

Summary of Requirements

Minor Requirements: 15 credits

  • CRIM1001
    INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE |

    CRIM1001
    INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This introductory course will introduce criminal justice as a system that is an institutional agent of American society. The components of police, courts, and corrections are discussed with the goal of defining their function and purpose and interdependence on one another. The patterns of crime and the processes of the American Criminal Justice System, law enforcement, judicial process, and corrections will be examined. Students will learn the terminology of the field, examine the methods of inquiry used in the field, and learn the objectives, policies and procedures of probation, parole, and prisons as well as some of the issues and problems.|

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  • CRIM3005
    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW(POLI3005) |

    CRIM3005
    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW(POLI3005) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will explore the difficulty in interpreting the meaning of constitutional language. The interpretive role of the U.S. Supreme Court will be studied through an examination of landmark constitutional decisions. The major schools of thought that guide interpretation will also be studied. Cross-listed with POLI3005.(Previously CRIM2005)|

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  • CRIM3010
    CRIMINAL LAW |

    CRIM3010
    CRIMINAL LAW |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The basic principles of substantive criminal law will be illustrated. Concepts and patterns of criminal law and procedure will be discussed. The elements of specific crimes will be analyzed through case study. Public policy and the legal principles for determining criminal and civil liability will be considered.|

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    Seniors Only

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    CRIMXXXX

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