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Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Criminal Justice (code CRIMUM01)


The minor requires a minimum of 22 units as follows:

  • 1. Take 19 units of the following core courses:
    • CRJU 101 The Criminal Justice System in Society (3)
    • CRJU 110 Introduction to Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning (3)
    • CRJU 301 Criminal Courts and Judicial Processes (3)
    • CRJU 302 Policing (3)
    • CRJU 303 Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice Corrections (3)
    • CRJU 304 Criminological Theory (4)
  • 2. Take 3 units of one of the following:
    • CRJU 340 Substantive Criminal Law (3)
    • CRJU 350 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)

All courses in the criminal justice minor must be taken for a letter grade only (A-F) and must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" of higher. CRJU 101 and CRJU 110 are prerequisites for all core courses at the 300-level. All 300-level courses must be taken in residence at CSULB and, therefore, may not be transferred in from other colleges or universities.

Admission to the Minor

The minor in criminal justice is available to any non-criminal justice major. Students who would like to declare and/or change to criminal justice as their minor must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.0 and be enrolled in or have completed CRJU 101 or an equivalent course at another college or university. Alternative admission requirements may apply during times when the department is impacted.