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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

Criminal Justice examines the basic structures and processes of the American criminal justice system and the interrelationships between the police, courts, and corrections.  It blends practical experience with academic knowledge to provide students with a well-rounded education. Individuals interested in business law, counseling, computer science, forensic science, information technology, politics, and public administration would benefit by having a better understanding of the criminal justice system. 



A Criminal Justice minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:

  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Political Science
  • Counseling
  • Public Administration
  • Criminal Law/Business Law
  • Forensic Science

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