Through the minor in criminology, law and society, students develop knowledge of the principles, institutions, and practices of the systems for administering justice. It provides a solid foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for justice-related occupations, or to lay the foundation for possible law school or graduate study in the justice field. Students obtain an overview of the justice system and develop advanced knowledge of selected features of the justice system.
Students should plan their course of study with a criminology, law and society advisor assigned by the program. The minor must be approved by the director before graduation.
For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog.
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Students pursuing this minor must complete 15 credits in criminology, law and society with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
CRIM 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Credits: 3
Three of the courses must be upper-level. CRIM 479, 480, and 498 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.