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International Justice Minor

Do you want to expand your knowledge of international law, human rights and criminal justice across national borders? Pair your undergraduate degree from the University of Central Missouri with a minor you won’t find at many colleges or universities — the International Justice minor. 

Created in response to student demand, UCM's International Justice minor combines multiple disciplines to complement these UCM majors and others:

Get a rare education with UCM’s International Justice minor

At UCM, we bring together international law, international criminal law and international human rights for a comprehensive approach to justice. Whether you’re on UCM’s Pre-Law pathway, planning to continue your education with a master's degree or eager to begin your career, the International Justice minor offers tremendous value for your next endeavor.

Get this diverse education in classes held on our Warrensburg campus. You may also choose to take some online for your convenience. At UCM, we know our students have different needs, and our faculty aim to be as flexible as possible in helping you complete this minor.

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A multidisciplinary approach to justice

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A minor created to meet student demand

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Less than 25 students per class

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Online classes available

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Study-abroad opportunities

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International partner universities

What you will study

The courses you’ll take as part of UCM’s International Justice minor provide you a deep and nuanced interdisciplinary curriculum. In addition to electives that allow you to learn more about a particular interest — whether a geographic area or an international criminal law topic — you’ll take core courses such as:

  • Comparative Justice Systems: Learn the various ways criminal justice systems are organized and managed around the world.
  • Terrorism: Examine extreme political and religious movements worldwide and discuss the resulting challenges and threats democratic institutions of justice face.
  • International Human Rights: Explore the history and politics of international human rights and the role that global institutions and organizations play in protecting and promoting these rights.

In small classes — typically less than 25 students — you’ll engage with your peers, as well as UCM faculty who have the highest degrees and are experts in their field. You can complete the International Justice minor in two years — even as a transfer student in your junior year.


Unique learning opportunities in international justice

Expand your cultural perspective with the real-world experiences we offer for the International Justice minor at the University of Central Missouri. These include:

  • Travel opportunities: Take your education global when you study at one of UCM’s two partner universities in the Netherlands. Faculty-led travel opportunities are also possible. Previous trips have included the 9/11 Memorial in New York City for discussion of national security and terrorism as well as the Netherlands’ International Criminal Court.
  • Student organizations: Join one of UCM’s student organizations for additional learning opportunities relating to international law or other cultural aspects. For example, you could join the Model United Nations club and the Conversation Partner Program. As a Conversation Partner, you’ll be paired with an international student who can help you learn another language or culture, which is especially helpful when planning to study abroad in their native country.


What can you do with an International Justice minor from UCM?

As a graduate of the University of Central Missouri, you can apply the knowledge you gain as part of your International Justice minor in a range of careers, including:

  • Law enforcement agencies at all levels
  • Intelligence analysis for federal agencies and military departments
  • Transnational political or nongovernmental organizations to protect and promote human rights 

You may also continue your studies at law school or in a graduate program in pursuit of your ultimate career goal.

Learn how to make your International Justice minor part of your future career

UCM’s multidisciplinary faculty for the International Justice minor will mentor you to help you understand how your studies apply to your career path and help ensure your academic success. When you’re ready to look for jobs, UCM’s Career Services Center will assist you in identifying resources to pursue a career in nonprofits, state and federal agencies and more.

Use the interactive tool below to see what a career related to international justice looks like.




Financial assistance options for your International Justice minor

The University of Central Missouri’s International Justice minor can add value to undergraduate degrees that otherwise focus on domestic law and issues — expanding your career horizons. We offer many resources, including loans, scholarships, grants and work-study opportunities, to help finance your education.

How to find scholarships for your international justice education

You may qualify for various scholarships based on your bachelor’s degree or other criteria. Scholarships are also available to help fund your study-abroad opportunities at UCM. Explore your possibilities using the UCM Scholarship Finder.




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