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Criminal Justice Minor

Strengthen your resume

A minor in Criminal Justice & Criminology from the University of Central Missouri will help you meet your professional objectives and become more competitive in the workforce.  Each course contains specific and relevant information regarding the theory and practice of the criminal justice system.

The CJC Minor pairs well with a major in Psychology, Social Work, Modern Languages, Political Science, Child and Family Development, Cybersecurity, Crisis & Disaster Management, or for anyone who is interested in working in a criminal justice venue.

See your Academic Advisor to declare a Criminal Justice Minor.

See a calendar of course offerings

Careers in Criminal Justice

  • U.S. Pretrial Officer
  • Victim Advocate
  • Mediator
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor/Intake
  • Process ServerLaw Clerk
  • Intake Specialist
  • Jailer
  • Correctional Officer–State level
  • Correctional Officer–Federal level
  • Security Supervisor
  • Prison Caseworker
  • Warden/Assistant Warden
  • Reentry Coordinator
  • Probation and Parole Officer–State level
  • Probation and Parole Officer–Federal level
  • Corporate/Private Security Specialist
  • U.S. Bureau of Prisons Officer
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
  • Child Protective Services Caseworker
  • Intake Specialist–Children’s Treatment
  • Parent Education & Family Therapy
  • Adoption Services
  • Deputy Juvenile Officer (juvenile probation)
  • Juvenile Court Diversion Specialist
  • Child Abuse Investigator
  • Insurance Fraud Investigator
  • U.S. Postal Inspector
  • Background Investigator
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Municipal Police Departments
  • County Sheriff’s Departments
  • State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol
  • Federal Law Enforcement: FBI, DEA, ATF
  • State Park Ranger/Police
  • Federal Park Ranger/Police


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