Criminal Justice Studies Minor Professional Studies and Enhancements 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

Complete 9 credits from the following:

BUS-391Legal Environment

3 credits

CHE-124Forensic Science

2 credits

CHE-124LForensic Science Lab

1 credit

EDU-300Schools and Society

3 credits

POE-241Introduction to Public Policy

3 credits

PSY-407Introduction to Forensic Psychology

3 credits


1-3 credits