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Criminology and Justice Studies Minor

Criminology and Justice Studies Minor

The criminology and justice studies minor at Avila University is viewed broadly as encompassing the scientific study of crime, criminals, the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and the treatment of offenders. The program is interdisciplinary and integrative in nature, drawing upon many several academic disciplines and paradigms for theoretical and methodological approaches.

Minor Requirements

Minor Curriculum
  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • CR 262 Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CR 264 Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)
Criminal Justice: Choose ONE
  • CR 362 Corrections (3 credits)
  • CR 364 The Police (3 credits)
  • CR 368 Courts and Law (3 credits)
Social Inequality: Choose ONE
  • CR 450 Social Diversity & Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • SO 340 Social Stratification (3 credits)
Electives: ONE course over 300 Level
  • CR/SO 366 Law and Society (3 credits)
  • CR/SO 360 Criminological Theory (3 credits)
  • CR 350 Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)
  • CR/WS 354 Victimology (3 credits)
  • CR 352 White-Collar Crime (3 credits)
  • CR/WS 440 Gender and Crime (3 credits)
  • CR 420 The Chicago School (3 credits)
  • CR 430 Criminal Spaces (3 credits)
Total Hours: 18

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