The Criminology/Criminal and Juvenile Justice minor was developed by faculty at the Center for Criminal and Juvenile Justice Priorities (CCJJP) and is available for ALL students, regardless of major. The courses aim to have students develop an understanding of the criminal and juvenile justice system and criminal behaviors through a social justice lens. This lens allows students to recognize the impact of the justice system on vulnerable and marginalized populations and offers a critical reflection of the ways in which evidence-based intervention and sensible social policy can reduce criminal justice involvement. The School of Social Work and Arts and Science will offer experiential learning opportunities to apply skills within criminal and juvenile justice settings, with adviser approval, which will count towards the minor requirements.
A minimum of 18 hours, comprised of the courses below, is required to complete the minor. Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA to apply for and earn the minor. Note that students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses and a maximum of 6 credit hours from transfer institutions may be applied toward the minor.
|Course Department||Course Number||Course Title||Semester Course Taught|
|Social Work||2000 or 2000W||Exploration in Social & Economic Justice (same as PEA_ST 2000) (WI)||Fall, Spring & Summer 2018 (non WI)|
|Sociology||3600||Criminology (same as PEA_ST 3600)||Fall, Spring|
|Course Department||Course Number||Course Title|
|SOC_WK||4370||Delinquency, Corrections & Social Treatment|
|SOC_WK||4400||Domestic Violence (same as WGST 4400)|
|SOC_WK||4410||Law and Social Work Practice|
|POL_SC||2200||The Judicial Process|
|WGST||3260||Themes in Gender, Law and Justice|
|PSYCH||3003||Forensic Psychology (only offered Fall 2020)|
|PSYCH||3860||Law & Psychology|
|PATH_AS||4220||Forensic Pathology and Death Investigation|
|BL_STU||4303||Race, Class, Gender and U.S. Social Policy|
|HIST||4415||African Americans and American Justice (same as BL_STU 4415)|