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Minor in Criminology for Undergraduate Students

Criminology Minor

Students interested in government, political science, psychology, forensics, social work, pre-law, police science, corrections, probation, parole, court administration, or any related academic field or career will find the minor in criminology academically and professionally rewarding.

Required (12 hours)

SOCL 309 Social Deviance*

CRIM 330 Criminology*

CRIM 332 Juvenile Delinquency*

CRIM 380 Penology*

Elective (9 hours)

CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice*

CRIM 222 Introduction to Crime Mapping

CRIM 232 Introduction to Law Enforcement*

CRIM 233 Alternatives to Confinement

CRIM 234 Crime and Popular Culture

CRIM 346 Special Topics in Criminology

CRIM 361 Race, Class, & Crime

CRIM 430 Comp. Systems of of Juvenile Justice*

CRIM 432 Sociology of Criminal Law

CRIM 434 Organized Crime

CRIM 437 The Death Penalty in America

CRIM 438 Victimology

CRIM 439 Internship in Criminology (1-6 hours)

CRIM 446 Gender, Crime & Justice

CRIM 447 Life-Course Criminology

CRIM 448 International Justice and Crime

CRIM 451 White-Collar Crime

CRIM 456 Homicide and Serial Homicide

CRIM 489 Criminology Study Abroad (1-6 hours)

CRIM 495 Directed Study in Criminology

CRIM 496 Directed Study in Criminology

SOCL 359 Sexuality and Society

SOCL 389 Stigma and Society

SOCL 435 Family Violence*

PS 220 Judicial Process

PS 326 Constitutional Law

PS 328 Criminal Justice

PS 350 Political Terrorism

HIST 445 American Legal History to 1865

HIST 446 American Legal History Since 1865

SWRK 356 Services to Juvenile Offenders

PSY 440 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 441 Aspects of Alcoholism

PSY 470 Psychology and the Law

CHEM 111 Intro to Forensic Chemistry

CHEM 430 Forensic Chemistry

PH 165 Drug Abuse*

PH 367 Drug Abuse Education

PH 472 Illicit Drug Policy in the U.S.

MGT 210 Organizational Management

ANTH 300 Forensic Anthropology


*Available by correspondence. Contact: WKU office of Independent Learning, Garrett Conference Center Room 101 270.745.4158



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