Minor: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, its subsystems (the institutions and structures of police, courts, and corrections) and their interactions (processes).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical explanations for individual motivations to commit crime as well as the nature/occurrence of crime which includes the prominent schools of criminological thoughts - the Positivist, Classical and Chicago Schools of Criminology - and emergent theories.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze criminal justice literature, through reading comprehension and interpretation.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students can obtain a CJC minor. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required, including the introductory course CJC 101. At least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be in courses at the 300 or 400 level, and at least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be taken at UMKC. Only 6 credit hours from the major field of study may be applied toward a CJC minor, and only 3 credit hours may overlap between two minors. Students should receive a grade no lower than a C- in the required course and should have an overall 2.0 GPA for the minor.

CJC 101Introduction To Criminal Justice3
CJC Electives15
Delinquency And Juvenile Justice
Gangs and Crime
Criminal Justice & Criminology in Popular Media
Theoretical Criminology
Methods of Criminological Research
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Criminal Justice
Race, Class and Justice
Blackness as Threat
Immigration and Crime
Policing In The Community
Policing in America
Crime Scene Investigation
Principles & Practices of Criminal Courts
Advocacy and Crisis Intervention
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
Principles Of Corrections
Community Corrections
Advocacy and Crisis Intervention
Human Trafficking
New Dimensions In Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice and Criminology Career Exploration
Women, Crime And Criminal Justice
Hate & Bias Crimes
Restorative Justice
The Death Penalty In America
Capstone: Criminal Justice And Criminology
Total Credits18