Minor- Criminal Justice


The Minor in Criminal Justice will provide you with a basic framework of knowledge regarding the criminal justice system. The minor allows students with an interest in criminal justice to incorporate formal coursework into their existing major.

The study of criminal justice is designed to provide you with an understanding of criminal offending and the criminal justice process. As society continues to grow, so does the need for this career field and the understanding of how and why such behavior occurs. This program stresses an interdisciplinary study of criminal justice in America. If interested in careers in criminal justice, crime prevention, child behavioral problems, adolescent delinquency, or effective intervention, you will find this minor extremely valuable.

School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report and College Factual, holds a ranking as one of the top Best Doctoral Programs in the country.

Career Opportunities

Graduating with a Criminal Justice Minor will prepare you for various positions, including:

  • Corrections
  • Court administrator
  • Criminal investigator
  • Halfway house counselors and managers
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Park ranger
  • Parole officer
  • Probation officer
  • Law enforcement: local, county, state and federal
  • Public and private security
  • Risk manager
  • U.S. postal inspector
  • Warden


Please click on the link below for program and application requirements.

Contact Information

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Corbin Purdum

Assistant Director, Student Recruitment

360 Teachers-Dyer Complex