Minor in Criminal Justice

Minor

A minor in Criminal Justice will provide students with foundational knowledge of criminology and criminal justice. Students majoring in sociology, psychology, political science and related fields are likely to interact with the criminal justice system in their careers and would benefit from the addition of the Criminal Justice minor to their degree plan.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Public Affairs Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Credits required for completion: 18 Maximum transfer credits: 9 Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1

The Details

Program requirements

  • A minor in Criminal Justice requires 18 credit hours of course work.
  • A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be applied to the minor.
  • Electives must be taken from outside the student's major.
  • Students must receive a minimum of a C grade in each course applied to satisfy the minor.

Required courses

Students must complete the two required courses below, totaling 6 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

  • CRJU 1000 - Criminology and Criminal Justice: An Overview (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 2041 - Criminological Theory (3 credit hours)

Take one of the following courses, totaling 3 credit hours:

  • CRJU 4042 - Corrections (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 4043 - Law Enforcement (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 4044 - Courts and Judicial Process (3 credit hours)

Elective courses

In addition to the required courses listed above, students must complete 9 credit hours of elective courses in Criminal Justice or ancillary fields.

Admissions Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.