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Criminal Justice Major


The Criminal Justice Major is recommended for students who seek an understanding of the criminal justice system. The major is not intended to serve as a professional training program; rather it is an academically centered major that focuses on the legal, ethical, administrative, and behavioral aspects of the criminal justice system and its various parts. There are 45 credits required to complete the criminal justice major (30 credits of required core courses and 15 credits of electives).

Recommended Minors for the Criminal Justice Major

While a minor is not required for graduation, the following minors are recommended if you wish to pursue a minor:

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Journalism
  • Spanish