Criminology and Criminal Justice (Minor)

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The minor in criminology and criminal justice allows students in other undergraduate programs at ASU to explore issues of crime, law and the criminal justice system. The program provides students with the tools to analyze complex issues and policies within the criminal justice system, enhancing students' ability to understand the nature of crime and the system response to law breaking.

In addition to the three required courses which provide a solid understanding of the field, each student selects electives to meet his or her specific interests.

Criminal justice majors may not pursue a minor in criminal justice.

Program Offered

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Minor)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Downtown, Online

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements
1. at minimum, be in junior standing to take upper-division courses.
2. complete CRJ 100 as the prerequisite for all upper-division CRJ courses.
3. complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of graded classroom and online course work (internship or independent study not applicable).
4. complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of CRJ resident credit at ASU.
5. earn a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher for all classes in the minor.
6. meet with a criminal justice advisor prior to registration.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Choose one of the following -- 3 credit hours
Choose one of the following -- 3 credit hours
CRJ Electives -- 6 credit hours
Notes: Choose any two CRJ courses at the 300- or higher level.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.