Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor

A minor in criminology and criminal justice provides students with a foundation for understanding the core concepts and values of these disciplines, as well as an introduction to a variety of criminology and criminal justice professions. A total of 18 credits are required for the completion of the criminology and criminal justice minor.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Required Courses
CCJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CCJ 2050Multiculturalism for Criminal Justice Professionals3
or CCJ 2051 Multiculturalism for Professionals
CCJ 2150Criminology: Nature of Crime3
CCJ 3200Ethics in Criminal Justice3
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives
Select two of the following:6
CCJ 2200Policing & Society3
CCJ 2250Institutional & Community Corrections3
CCJ 3100Juvenile Justice & Delinquency3
CCJ 3150Contemporary Theories of Crime 13
CCJ 3300Corporate & White Collar Crime3
CCJ 3350Understanding Serial Killers3
CCJ 3400Victimology & Victimization3
CCJ 3450Gender, Sexuality, and the Criminal Justice System3
CCJ 3500Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System3
CCJ 3600Mental Health & Crime3
CCJ 3700Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
CCJ 3750Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
CCJ 3800Violence Against Women3
CCJ 4050Criminal Law & Procedure3
CCJ 4150Criminal Investigations3
CCJ 4910Criminology and Criminal Justice Internship3
Total Credits66
1

Students are advised to take CCJ 2150 Criminology: Nature of Crime (3 cr) prior to CCJ 3150 Contemporary Theories of Crime (3 cr).

2

Students are advised to take CCJ 2150 Criminology: Nature of Crime (3 cr) prior to CCJ 3150 Contemporary Theories of Crime (3 cr) and CCJ 3700 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 cr) and CCJ 3700 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 cr) prior to CCJ 3750 Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 cr)

Continuation Standards

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
  • Minimum grade of “C” in all Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) Courses.

Apply for Admission

For additional questions please contact:

Social Work School Graduate Admissions
socialwork@slu.edu
314-977-2752

Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Dean of Research
Director of the Master's Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice
joseph.schafer@slu.edu
314-977-2114