School of Social Work

Criminology/criminal and juvenile justice minor

Sculpture of lady justice holding scale

The criminology/criminal and juvenile justice minor was developed by faculty at the Center for Criminal and Juvenile Justice Priorities (CCJJP) and is available for ALL students, regardless of major.

The courses aim to have students develop an understanding of the criminal and juvenile justice system and criminal behaviors through a social justice lens. This lens allows students to recognize the impact of the justice system on vulnerable and marginalized populations and offers a critical reflection of the ways in which evidence-based intervention and sensible social policy can reduce criminal justice involvement.

The School of Social Work and College of Arts & Science will offer experiential learning opportunities to apply skills within criminal and juvenile justice settings, with adviser approval, which will count towards the minor requirements.

Completing the minor

A minimum of 18 hours is required to complete the minor. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA in minor courses to earn the minor. A maximum of 6 credit hours from transfer institutions may be applied toward this minor.

Course work

Learn about required courses and electives for this minor.

Study abroad

Comparative Criminal and Juvenile Justice is a three-credit hour study abroad program in San José, Costa Rica.

Declare a minor

Learn how to declare a minor.