Minor in Criminal Justice

Program Overview

A minor in Criminal Justice consists of a minimum of 15 credits in criminal justice courses. Of the 15 credits, at least 12 must be earned from FAU. A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses being used toward the minor. For the minor in Criminal Justice, students must take five criminal justice courses in the following manner:

  1. CCJ4054 – Ethics and the Justice System
  2. 12 credits – Criminal Justice courses

In the case of transfer students, a minimum of 12 credits-hours of upper division courses with the CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, or DSC prefix for a minor must be in residence at FAU including core courses, if lacking.

See Course Descriptions
Title Course # Credits
Law, Crime and the Criminal Justice System CCJ 2002^ 3
Crime in the Schools CCJ 3660 3
Victimology CCJ 3666 3
Restorative Community Justice CCJ 4141 3
Drug Courts CCJ 4293 3
Death Penalty CCJ 4361 3
Criminal Justice Management CCJ 4450^ 3
Gangs, Groups, and Justice CCJ 4508 3
Teen Technology Misuse CCJ 4554 3
Studying Violence CCJ 4623^ 3
Studying Violence CCJ 4627 3
Media and Crime CCJ 4631 3
Drugs and Crime CCJ 4642 3
White Collar Crime CCJ 4644^ 3
Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice CCJ 4662^  
Women and Criminal Justice CCJ 4670^ 3
Violence in Relationships CCJ 4679^ 3
Issues in Criminal Law CCJ 4931 3
Special Topics CCJ 4934^ 3
Corrections CJC 4310^ 3
Introduction to Forensic Science CJE 3674 3
Criminal Justice Technology CJE 3692C^ 3
International Criminal Justice Systems CJE 4174^ 3
Policing in America CJE 4352^ 3
Problem Solving in Crime Situations CJE 4412 3
Crime Prevention CJE 4444^ 3
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation CJE 4610 3
Crime Analysis CJE 4663 3
Computer Crime CJE 4668 3
Juvenile Justice Administration CJJ 4010^ 3
Judicial Administration and the
Criminal Courts
CJL 4510^ 3
Criminal Law and the Constitution CJL 4064 3
Terrorism DSC 4012^ 3
Additional Choices
(Students may also complete an internship or directed independent study; certain restrictions would apply.)
Directed Independent Study CCJ 4905 1-3
Criminal Justice Field Experience 1 CCJ 4940++ 3

++ Grading: S/U
^The online version of this course has received QM designation.