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Minor in Criminal Justice (CJ)

The Criminal Justice minor provides an overview of the criminal justice system and a thorough grounding in criminological theory. Students receive an in-depth look at the three main system components: policing, courts, and corrections, as well as the opportunity to delve into two or more specialized topics relating to criminal justice. The minor is designed not only for students who have a professional interest in criminal justice, but also for those who want to be informed members of the voting citizenry. A functional understanding of crime and the criminal justice system is useful in many careers, including law, social work, education, and journalism.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (12 credits)
CRIMJ 100(3) (Sem:1-4)
CRIMJ 210(3), CRIMJ 220(3), CRIMJ 230(3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level CRIMJ courses, excluding CRIMJ 495(1-18) (Sem: 7-8)


For more information:

Mary Ann Probst

Atty. Mary Ann Probst

Program Coordinator, Instructor in Criminal Justice
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 103 Cypress Building
Phone: 814-949-5352
Email: @psu.edu

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