Minor in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is the study of both domestic and international structures, functions, behaviors, and public policies related to the apprehension, prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration of offenders.

About This Program

Criminal Justice is an extensive field of study that can lead to career possibilities in politics, homeland security, criminology, business, forensic science, and social work.

Historic Capitol Square Richmond Virginia Civil Rights Monument with quote from Thurgood Marshall (first African American U.S. Supreme Court justice). It reads: "The legal system can force open doors, and sometimes-even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me."

The Minor in Criminal Justice requires 18 semester hours to complete.


Minors in criminal justice are required to complete eighteen (18) credit hours of course work [15 hours must be satisfied at the 3000 level or above].

The following course may not be used to satisfy the minor: CCJ 4947 Field Experience in Criminal Justice (Internship).



Total Credit Hours for Degree: 18 hrs

Academic Course Curriculum

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

 

Minors in criminal justice are required to complete eighteen (18) credit hours of course work [15 hours must be satisfied at the 3000 level or above]. The following course may not be used to satisfy the minor: CCJ 4947 Field Experience in Criminal Justice (Internship).

  • CCJ 2010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) required
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3129 Multicultural Perspectives Adolescence and Adolescent Development
  • CCJ 3621 Patterns of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3934 Junior Seminar Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 4031 Cases in Corrections
  • CCJ 4360 Contemporary Issues in Corrections
  • CCJ 4662 Race, Class and Justice
  • CCJ 4670 Women and Crime
  • CCJ 4703 Qualitative Field Research Methods
  • CCJ 4905 Directed Independent Study
  • CCJ 4930 Special Topics: Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement
  • CCJ 4932 Contemporary Judicial Issues
  • CCJ 4933 Special Topics: Juvenile Law
  • CCJ 4935 Special Topics: Law and Social Control
  • CCJ 4936 Special Topics: American Criminal Procedures
  • CCJ 4937 Special Topics: Patterns of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 4938 Special Topics: Environmental Law and Crime
  • CCJ 4939 Special Topics: Qualitative Field Research Methods
  • CJC 4164 Community Corrections
  • CJE 4065 Police and Society
  • CJJ 3010 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJJ 3544 Youth Management, Community Organization, and Advocacy
  • CJJ 3545 Social Problems of Youth
  • CJL 3510 American Court System
  • CJL 4012 Penology
  • CJL 4050 Juvenile Law
  • CJL 4064 American Criminal Law
  • CJL 4065 American Criminal Procedure
  • CJL 4565 Law & Social Control

 

Program Faculty

Name Email Phone
Dr. Phyllis Welch
Chair, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
phyllis.welch@famu.edu (850) 599-3316