Criminal Justice Minors

The following minors are offered in Criminal Justice & Social Sciences.  Students are also given the option of creating an Individualized Studies minor.
(A student may not pursue a minor in the same academic discipline as their baccalaureate degree major.)

Addictions Counseling and Professional Certificate Program
Corrections
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Science
Government
Homeland Security & Terrorism
Human Services
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Intelligence Analysis
Law Enforcement
Leadership Studies
Psychology
Sociology

Addictions Counseling and Professional Certificate Program Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Introduction to Addiction Theory and Practice
3
Counseling Procedures and Strategies with Addicted and Disordered Populations
3
Group Process and Techniques Working with Addicted and Disordered Populations
3
Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictive and Behavioral Health Problems
3
CSL440 Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Planning in Addictions
3
Theory and Practice of Relationship Counseling in Addictions and Behavioral Health
3

Note: It is recommended that students also take an internship in an addictions setting if one will be seeking licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Corrections Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Correctional Thought & Practice
3
Juvenile Justice Systems
3
Agency Management
3
Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
3
Case Management
3
One of the following:
COR336 Constitutional Rights of Prisoners 3
FOR365 Drugs and Society 3
FOR430 Crisis Intervention Strategies 3
PSY269 Human Sexuality 3

Forensic Accounting Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
Criminal Law
3
Criminal Procedures
3
ACC201 Survey of Accounting 3
ACC210 Analysis of the Accounting Process 3
ACC403 Accounting Information Systems 3
Fraud Examination in Accounting
3
Fraud Prevention
3

Forensic Psychology Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Victimology
3
Psychology of Violence & Aggression (w)
3
Psychology & Law (w)
3
PSY362
Abnormal Behavior
3
Two of the following:
FOR365 Drugs and Society 3
FOR430 Crisis Intervention Strategies 3
PSY269 Human Sexuality 3
SCS300 Research Design (w) 3
SOC250 Social Psychology 3

Forensic Science Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
General Chemistry I and lab
4
General Chemistry II and lab
4
Organic Chemistry I and lab
4
Quantitative Analysis and lab
4
Instrumental Analysis and lab
4
Evidence Processing (w)
4

Government Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Introduction to the American Political Process
3
The Presidency (w)
3
Congress
3
The Courts
3
POL311
Federalism
3
One elective from POL 3

Homeland Security & Terrorism Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Homeland Security and the Legal System
3
Homeland Security Overview
3
Concepts of Terrorism
3
Critical Infrastructure Protection
3
ENF245 Emergency Organizations and Management 3
POL341 Covert Action and Intelligence 3

Human Services Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Human, Interpersonal & Small Group Communication
3
Introduction to Professional Practices (w)
3
PSY265 Human Development 3
Introduction to Counseling
3
Two of the following:
Drugs and Society
3
FOR485 Death and Dying 3
PSY362 Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY269 Human Sexuality 3
SOC250 Social Psychology 3
SOC320 Community Sociology 3
SOC361 Sociology of Gender 3

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Motivational Psychology
3
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
3
Organizational Behavior
3
Managing Diversity in the Workplace (w)
3
Two of the following: 
COM441  Organizational Communication 3
SOC250 Social Psychology 3
PSY445 Psychometrics (w) 3

Intelligence Analysis Curriculum:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
 JUS215 Homeland Security and the Legal System 3
MAT273 Applied Statistics I 3
POL425 Intelligence Analysis 3
Two of the following:
CIS201 Programming 3
CIS315 Database Design and Applications I 3
CIS355 Spreadsheet Application for Decision Making 3
One of the following:
ENF344 Information Security 3
ENF450 Crime Analysis 3

Law Enforcement Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Police and Society
3
Computers in Law Enforcement
3
Applied Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics
3
Criminology
3
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
3
Crime Analysis
3

Leadership Studies Curriculum:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
SCS220 Introduction to Leadership 3
SCS440
Theory and Application of Leadership 3
One of the following:
 COM310 Human, Interpersonal & Small Group Communication 3
COM324
Communicating Across Cultures (w) 3
COM341
Political Communication (w) 3
One of the following:
COR420 Agency Management 3
MGT301
Organizational Behavior 3
MGT317
Human Resources Management 3
MGT351
Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
One of the following:
POL205 The Presidency (w) 3
SOC250
Social Psychology 3
SOC320
Community Sociology 3
SOC380
Social Movements and Ideologies 3
One of the following:
JUS361 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
PHI215 Applied Ethics 3

Psychology Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Introduction to Professional Practices (w)
3
One of the following:
PSY265 Human Development 3
Social Psychology
3
Three PSY electives at the 300-400 level 9
One PSY elective at any level 3

Sociology Curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Social Psychology
3
Multicultural Issues in Society (w)
3
Two SOC electives at the 300-400 level
6
Two SOC electives at any level
6

Individualized Studies Curriculum: (Must specify discipline)

Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hour
Three courses in specified discipline concentration 200 level 9
Three courses in specified discipline concentration 300-400 9