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A minor in Criminal Justice will provide students with knowledge of the different components of the criminal justice system (the police, the courts, and corrections), and about the different stages in the criminal justice process. Students will also develop an understanding of the different etiological bases and patterns of crime and the relationship between the causes of crime and the social control apparatus. All criminal justice courses seek to instill critical thinking, the importance of ethical decision making and an understanding of diversity.
The minor in Criminal Justice requires six courses (18 credits), including four lower-level courses which are also required for majors.