Criminal Justice Minor

The criminal justice minor allows you to participate in a course of study that can be woven into many major programs.

What Will I Learn?

Though criminal justice may not be your central area of academic or career interest, there are still options available to allow you gain some understanding of crime and victimization that can be applied to your chosen field. You will benefit from knowledge of crime, victimization, and the justice system.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

To complete the minor, you must take 18 credit hours of criminal justice courses, passing each course with a C or higher. You are required to complete four core courses and two elective courses. To declare a Criminal Justice Minor, you must have a 2.5 QPA. At least 50% of the minor must consist of coursework completed at Shippensburg University.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Criminal justice courses often complement courses taken in other majors, including psychology, political science, sociology and chemistry. This minor is useful to anyone that can use knowledge of criminal justice in their career.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

Our students benefit from faculty members with a wide range of both professional and academic backgrounds. With small class sizes and a low student-to-instructor ratio, you have many opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.