Minor in Criminal Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Studies Minor — 16 units minimum

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A total of 13 units must be upper-division courses. Up to 3 transfer units in Introduction to Criminal Justice or Concepts of Criminal Law completed at a California community college may be counted towards meeting requirements for the minor. For applicable courses, go to the ASSIST website: assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html.

Foundation Course (4 units)

C J 300Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective4

Electives (12–16 units)

Select four courses from the categories (I–IV) below.  

I. Administration of Justice

C J 323Ethics in Criminal Justice3
C J 340/I R 341Comparative Criminal Justice4
C J 400Police and Public Policy3
C J 410Crime Scene Investigation3
C J 420Introduction to Forensic Science3
C J 450Jails and Prisons3
C J 451The Architecture of Incarceration3
C J 460Community Corrections and Sentencing3
C J 475Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice3
C J 480California Corrections System3
C J 490Immigration, Criminalization, and Justice3
C J/SOC 510Analysis of the Felon in Society3
C J 525Global Restorative Justice and Corrections3
C J 530Geographies of Social Control and Urban Diversity3
I R/C J 360Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies4
PLSI 478Judicial Process4
PSY 475Psychology of Policing3
SOC 455Punishment and Social Control3

II. Crime and Delinquency

C J 200Construction of Crime and Justice3
C J 230Crime, Data, and Analysis3
C J 320Literature in Criminal Justice - Crime Control, Due Process, and Class Justice3
C J 330GW
C J 330
Research Methods in Criminal Justice - GWAR
and Research Methods in Criminal Justice Studies Activity
C J 401Criminal Profiling3
C J 405Organized Crime3
C J 470/SOC 452Juvenile Justice4
C J 471Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice3
C J/SOC/USP 511Critical Analysis of Re-entry and Housing3
C J 515Extremism as Crime3
C J 535Alternatives to Criminalization3
C J 550School Violence and Discipline3
C J 570Urban Violence3
C J 600Youth Gangs in Community Context3
C J 605Criminalization of Gender and Sexuality3
COMM 571The Rhetoric of Terrorism4
COMM 573The Rhetoric of Criminality and Punishment4
I R 361/C J 461Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare4
LTNS 430/C J 435Race, Crime, and Justice3
LTNS/C J 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice3
PHIL 378Philosophy of Criminal Law3
SOC 451/C J 452Criminological Theory4

III. Legal Studies

AFRS 375Law and the Black Community3
AFRS 376Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens3
AIS 330American Indian Law3
C J 335Legal Writing and Research4
C J 501Criminal Law3
C J 502Criminal Procedure3
COMM 564Issues in Free Speech4
COUN 630Legal Center Training I3
COUN 631Legal Center Training II3
GPS/PHIL 375Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S.3
HIST 470The U.S. Constitution to 18963
HIST 471The U.S. Constitution Since 18963
PHIL 335Law and Society3
PHIL 380Philosophy of Law3
PLSI 552Individual Rights and the Constitution4
PSY 472Introduction to Legal Psychology3

IV. Working with Diverse Communities

AA S 595Asian American Communities and Public Policy3
AIS 460Power and Politics in American Indian History3
COMM 503Gender and Communication4
COMM 525Sexualities and Communication4
COMM 531Conflict Resolution4
COMM 541Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication4
COMM 543Dialogues Across Differences4
HIST 465American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present3
LTNS 415Latina/o Economic Empowerment3
LTNS 470Latina/o Immigration to the U.S.3
PHIL 455/SXS 569Sex and the Law3
PLSI 464Race and American Politics4
PLSI/USP 512Urban Politics and Community Power4
PSY 547Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution3
RRS/SOC 330Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: Class, Gender, and Nation3
RRS 571Women, Race, and Class3
SXS 455Sex, Power, and Politics3
WGS 513Gender, War, and Militarism3
WGS 514Women and the Prison Industrial Complex3
WGS 554Gender and Global Migration3