A minor in criminology offers students the ability to pair their university major with an engaging academic program dealing with the processes and principles involved in explaining and addressing criminal behavior. In addition, students pursuing a criminology minor will be exposed to a coordinated course of study that addresses criminal justice issues from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective.
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