What Will I Study?
In this 15 credit hour minor students will study theories of criminal behavior causes and the basic features of the criminal justice system. After taking the required two core courses for 6 credit hours, students can customize their criminology minor by selecting any three other criminology courses at the 200 and above level for an additional 9 credit hours.
Who Can Benefit?
The criminology minor is a great pairing with a variety of majors especially if their career goals will be to work in socially, psychology, or other disciplines which may encounter persons from the criminal justice system be they practitioners, offenders, or victims. This minor is also beneficial for people seeking employment in the legal, Intelligence, Military, International Relations, or with other governmental on non-governmental entities.
Possible Career Paths
- Federal Agent
- Criminal Investigator/Detective
- Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff/State Trooper
- Intelligence Officer/Analyst
- Criminal Analyst
- Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
- Juvenile Worker/Domestic Violence Worker
Kimberly McCabe, PhD
Professor of Criminology
Chair of the Criminology Department