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Juvenile Justice

Undergraduate Minor

Juvenile Justice


This 21-hour minor provides well-rounded instruction in the areas of child and family development and criminal justice, including:

  • Adolescent development
  • Family dynamics
  • Causes and reactions to juvenile deviance and delinquency

There are only a handful of programs in the country devoted to juvenile justice and delinquency. Adding this credential to your resume will make you a standout candidate.

Career Opportunities

  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
  • Child Protective Services Caseworker
  • Parent Education and Family Therapy
  • Deputy Juvenile Officer (juvenile probation)
  • Juvenile Court Diversion Specialist

Required Courses

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

CFD 3230 Family Systems and Lifespan Development 3
CFD 3260 Youth Culture and Development 3
CJ 2700 Introduction to Juvenile Justice 3
CJ 4702 Juvenile Corrections 3
CJ 4704 Dynamics of Delinquent Behavior 3

Electives (6 credit hours)
CFD 4540 Addiction and the Family 3
CFD 4550 Health and Human Services 3
CFD 4580 Resilience in Children and Adolescents 3
CJ 4701 Juvenile Law and Policy 3
CJ 4703 International Juvenile Justice 3

Total: 21 credit hours

Questions About the Program

Dr. Lynn Urban

Program Coordinator





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