Criminal Justice Studies Minor Social Sciences and History PEAK


The Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) minor offers a distinctly liberal arts approach to the burgeoning field of criminal justice studies. This program offers students the opportunity to investigate the field from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Prison Experience capstone course, during which students visit a variety of adult and juvenile facilities, provides direct contact with prisons, insights into prison life, and the means by which students can enter the field. The internship option provides additional valuable experience in regional facilities, forging connections for future employment.

15-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

IND-368The Prison Experience

3 credits

SOC-330Criminology and Deviance

3 credits

Choose 9 credits from the following:

ATH-202Cultural Diversity

3 credits

EDU-300Schools and Society

1 credit

POE-241Introduction to Public Policy

3 credits

PSY-404Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY-407Introduction to Forensic Psychology

3 credits

SOC-349Social Stratification

3 credits


1-3 credits