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Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor

The Departments of Psychology and Criminal Justice have developed a sequence of study to provide students with an interdisciplinary focus in the psychology of crime and justice. The minor is designed to complement undergraduate degrees in psychology, criminal justice, and other social and behavioral sciences. This unique course of study gives students a competitive advantage and broadens their knowledge and skills in the intersection of psychology and criminal justice.  In addition to the course requirements for a Criminal Justice degree, Criminal Justice majors who seek to qualify for the Interdisciplinary Minor in the Psychology of Crime & Justice must complete these additional courses and maintain a 2.5 GPA:

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 201 Personality (3 credits)
  • PSYC 211 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 231 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC/CRJS 350 Antecedents of Aggression (3 credits)
  • CRJS 361/PSYC 240 Psychology and the Law (3 credits)
  • PSYC 253 Drugs and Human Behavior (3 credits)