Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This academic program is housed in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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The criminal justice minor provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system, including its three components—law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. In this course of study, students explore criminal law and procedure, constitutional rights of defendants, victimization, correctional theory and practice, and policing. This minor is recommended for students interested in criminology, criminal defense or prosecution, and law enforcement-related fields. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the criminal justice major.

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Core Courses (9 credits)
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CRJU 1200 Criminal Law (3 credits)
CRJU 2220 Criminology (3 credits)

Minor Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following courses:
CRJU 3100 Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)
CRJU 3220 Policing (3 credits)
CRJU 3300 Corrections (3 credits)
CRJU 3400 Criminal Investigations (3 credits)
CRJU 3500 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (3 credits)
CRJU 3600 Comparative Criminal Justice — Spain (3 credits)
CRJU 3700 The CSI Effect: Media and Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CRJU 4000 Victimology (3 credits)
CRJU 4400 Police Organizational Behavior and Management (3 credits)
CRJU 4500 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CRJU 4600 Gangs in America (3 credits)
CRJU 4200 Terrorism and Homeland Security (3 credits)
CRJU 4880 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
CRJU 4900 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.