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Criminal Justice Minor

Strengthen your resume

A minor in Criminal Justice 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 CJ 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


Domestic Violence Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor/Intake

Process Server

Law Clerk

Intake Specialist


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



Lynn Urban
Chair, School of Public Services
Humphreys 300
Tel: (660) 543-4950


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