Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor

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The minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice is intended to be an interdisciplinary course of study administered by the Department of Sociology.  The minor is designed to provide students a theoretical and practical overview of the criminal justice field from the perspective of various disciplines.

The minor requires a total of 21 units.  In completing the requirements for the minor, a minimum of 12 units must be distinct and different from the units used to complete the requirements of a major or another minor. Any units above this minimum requirement which can be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor and for the major may be doubled counted. 

Required courses:
SOC-305Criminology/Criminal Justice System System3
SOC-373Deviant Behavior3
Select five of the following:15
Constitutional Law
Addiction Studies
Field Practicum 1
Family Violence
Inside-Out-Jail Class
Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
Urban Studies System
Prisons and Jails
Mental Illness in Society
Field Practicum 1
Research Practicum 2
Special Topic in Sociology (Sociology of Drug Use)
Special Topic in Sociology (Survey of Criminal Justice)
Special Topic in Sociology (Crime, Justice & Law Enforcement)
Special Topic in Sociology (Criminal Organizations)
Human Trafficking
Other courses may count as an elective for the minor as they are developed or as approved by the Sociology Department Chair.
Total Units21