The criminal justice and criminology minor can be a stepping stone to a career in social services, community outreach, psychology, and more. In fact, there are still positions in criminal justice and criminology that do not require a bachelor’s degree. Many students pair criminal justice and criminology with the sociology minor.

With this minor, you will develop an understanding of the American criminal justice system, philosophies and practices of various correctional programs, and techniques and theories of law enforcement. Professors who teach in the minor are from Ball State’s bachelor’s program in criminal justice and criminology, a program with a national reputation for its demanding curriculum.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • CJC 101 Introduction to American Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
  • CJC 102 Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credits) 

Choose any three courses:

  • CJC 211 Race, Gender, and Crime (3 credits)
  • CJC 229 Decision-Making and Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJC 230 Introduction to Policing (3 credits)
  • CJC 240 Introduction to Corrections (3 credits)
  • CJC 250 Introduction to Courts/Judiciary (3 credits)
  • CJC 309 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3 credits)
  • CJC 332 Victimology (3 credits)
  • CJC 333 Policing in a Free and Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • CJC 340 Institutional Corrections (3 credits)
  • CJC 341 Community Corrections (3 credits)
  • CJC 350 Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3 credits)
  • CJC 397 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJC 398 Human Services in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJC 399 Special Populations in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJC 410 Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Criminology (3 credits)
  • CJC 479 Professional Experience in Criminal Justice and Criminology (3 credits)
  • CJC 490 Independent Study in Criminal Justice (3 credits)