Drawing on the expertise of several departments across campus, the CJS program provides students with a solid educational foundation in the realms of crime and justice. Through courses and relevant experiences, students critically examine both academic and applied facets of the discipline. Many students are attracted to the CJS program out of personal interest. Others have a desire to gain the background that will assist in a career in criminal justice or a related field. In general, students have found that the minor serves as a useful complement to virtually any major.
"The Criminal Justice minor is a great way to explore the numerous opportunities within the growing field of criminal justice. I really enjoyed the content of the criminal justice classes; not only the real world applications but also the hands on experience the professors brought to the classroom. Combined with my interest in psychology, the Criminal Justice minor sparked my passion for crime and the law and readily prepared me for future endeavors, including my pursuit of a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology."
Lynsey McNamara '14, now at Roger Williams University
Below are the classes that will count toward your CJS minor.
SOC 375DV Gender and Crime – M-F 8:30-11:30 (Duke 301) - Zito
CJS 374A Multiple Murderers – MWF 10:50-12:00 (Alamance 204) – McClearn
HSS 359A Criminal Justice – TTH 5:30-7:10 (Psy and Hss 144) – O’Neal
PSY 357A Criminal Behavior – MWF 9:25-10:35 (Alamance 204) – McClearn
PSY 357B Criminal Behavior – MW 1:40-3:20 (Psy and Hss 148) – Allison
SOC 355A Criminology – MWF 9:25-10:35 (Lindner 210) – Ghoshal
SOC 355B Criminology – MWF 10:50-12:00 (room TBA) – Ghoshal
Summer Session I
COR 405 OL Prison Nation (Layne) (third or fourth year students)
Summer Session II
SOC 342 OL Social Construction of Deviance (Franzese)