College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Minors

Criminal Justice (Interdisciplinary Minor)

The Criminal Justice minor is offered by the Department of Sociology. Students take courses in a variety of social-science disciplines and explore different perspectives on crime, corrections, and the law. The minor introduces students to the institutions involved in society's handling of crime. It also is designed to heighten awareness of the theoretical and philosophical issues involved in defining, explaining, and deterring crime and to introduce students to social-science research on the nature and extent of crime.

In conjunction with a major program, the minor in Criminal Justice provides students with the appropriate entry-level qualifications for many professional positions in criminal justice fields, and prepares them for graduate study in criminology or criminal justice. The minor is not available to students majoring in Criminology. Students interested in minoring in Criminal Justice should contact the chairperson of the Department of Sociology 216-687-4500, who coordinates the minor.

Required Courses:

Students wishing to minor in Criminal Justice must complete three core, one law elective, and three general elective courses from the list below for a minimum of 23 semester credit hours:

  1. Criminal Justice Core Courses
  2. Law Electives:
  3. Elective Courses: (A course taken as a law elective cannot also be counted as a general elective).

For additional information, contact the chairperson of the Department of Sociology at 216-687-4500.

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