Criminal Justice, Minor

The Criminal Justice minor will introduce students in other major degree programs to

  1. key components of the criminal justice system,
  2. the nature of the crime problem in the US, and
  3. the major theories about criminal behavior.

In order to graduate with a formal minor that will be noted on the student's permanent record, the student must complete the requirements for the specific minor as stipulated in the online CSU catalog. Students must submit to the Office of the Registrar a minor application along with the degree graduation application by the published graduation application deadline. Minors may only be awarded in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree. Minors will not be awarded after the baccalaureate degree has been posted to the academic transcript.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Foundations in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1150Intro to Criminal Justice3
Upper Division Theoretical Perspectives 3
CRJU 3100Criminology3
Upper Division System-Specific Courses6
Choose at least two from the following:6
Law Enforcement
Courts in the United States
Survey-Criminal Law/Procedures
Upper Division Electives6
Choose any two upper division (3000-4000 level) CRJU courses not previously applied to the minor.6
Total Credit Hours18
  • All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • At least two upper division (3000/4000 level) courses must be completed at Clayton State University to fulfill residency requirements.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor. Area F courses may be counted as coursework in the minor.
  • Students with lower-division (1000 or 2000 level) CRJU transfer credit may apply up to 6 of these hours in the Upper Division Electives area provided they were completed with a grade of B or better and all other minor criteria are satisfied.