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Minor in Criminology and Justice Studies

The minor in Criminology and Justice Studies

A minor course of study in Criminology and Justice Studies can be pursued by any student working towards a baccalaureate degree at KSU. The Criminology and Justice Studies minor is useful in conjunction with majors in related social science areas such as Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and Applied Conflict Management, as well as for those students interested in forensics (majoring in biology, for example) or federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI (who are majoring in accounting, a foreign language, computer science, or a physical science).

The goals of the Program are to provide all Criminology and Justice Studies students with a broad understanding of the functions, roles, and critical issues within all of the components of criminal, juvenile, and civil justice. We seek to equip majors with the necessary knowledge, insight, and sensitivity to occupy positions in public and private criminal justice agencies and to encourage further professional development and graduate education.

For additional program information, please see a faculty advisor or undergraduate program coordinator in the in the Department of Sociology during their office hours. Students are strongly encouraged to seek advising.

Current Minor Requirements (24 hours total)

No coursework in your minor may be taken pass/fail.

Core Required Classes (3 hours each):

  • JUS 12000 Intro to Justice Studies      
  • JUS 22300 Police Role, or JUS 26701 Corrections                          
  • JUS 26704 Issues in Law and Society                           
  • JUS 36702 Criminology                          

Plus 12 upper-division JUS hours with the exception of:

  • JUS 45093 Variable Title Workshop        
  • JUS 45096 Individual Investigation   
  • JUS 46792 Internship 

Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA required