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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 interdisciplinary minor in criminology  academically and professionally rewarding.

Required (12 hours)

SOCL 309Social 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 232Introduction to Law Enforcement; CRIM 233 Alternatives to Confinement; CRIM 234 Crime and Popular Culture; CRIM 346Special Topics in Criminology; CRIM 361 Race, Class, & Crime; CRIM 430Comparative 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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