CJ Minor Requirements: New and Old

IMPORTANT:  A new set of requirements and a new name — Crime and Justice — have been approved for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Students who are currently declared Criminal Justice minors may choose to follow the old Criminal Justice minor or the new Crime and Justice minor.  Meet with an advisor to discuss which plan is likely to work best for you. If you wish to change to the new Crime and Justice requirements, please e-mail registrar@uconn.edu or degreeaudit@uconn.edu indicating that you wish to follow the new Crime and Justice requirements. Please provide your name and your 7-digit Student Admin number.
  • Students declaring the minor in Fall 2017 or later must follow the new plan. You can declare the Crime and Justice minor at the College of Liberal Arts Sciences Academic Services Center online program change page.

The purpose of the minor is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study of crime and justice. Students pursuing this minor will be able to explore how crime is defined, what its causes are, what its impact is, and how social, political, and legal institutions shape and respond to it.

New Crime and Justice Minor Requirements

A total of 18 credits from the following:

I. 3 credits each from Group 1, 2, and 3 (for a total of 9 credits)

Group 1—Crime and Justice

  • POLS 2998 Political Issues: Criminal Justice in Practice
  • POLS 3827 Politics of Crime and Justice
  • SOCI 2301 Criminology
  • SOCI 2310 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • SOCI/WGSS 3317 Women and Crime

Group 2—Deviance and Violence

  • HDFS 3240 Abuse and Violence in Families
  • PSYC 2300 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOCI 3311 Deviant Behavior
  • WGSS/HRTS 2263 Women, Gender, and Violence

Group 3—Law

  • HDFS 3520—Legal Aspects of Family Life
  • PHIL 3226 Philosophy of Law
  • POLS 3807 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • POLS 3817 Law and Society
  • SOCI 3823 Sociology of Law: Global and Comp. Perspectives

II. 6 additional credits from any of the Groups 1, 2, or 3

III. 3 credits of approved internship or field experience

  • HDFS 3080 Supervised Field Experience
  • INTD 3590 Urban Field Studies
  • POLS 3991 Supervised Field Work
  • PSYC 3880 Field Experience
  • SOCI 3990 (2cr) Internship: Field Experience & 3991 (1cr) Internship:  Research Paper
  • URBN 3991 (2cr) and 3981 (1cr) Internship: Field Study and Internship Seminar
  • Another 2000-level or higher internship or field work course approved in advance by supervisor

Internships must be with one of the institutions of the criminal justice system or with an agency that interacts on a day-to-day basis with criminal justice institutions.

Additional requirements:

  • A maximum of six credits in the minor may be part of the major. Minor courses may contribute to the related field courses of the major with the major department’s consent.
  • A minimum of a C must be earned in each of the courses to earn the minor.
  • Variable topics, special topics, and education abroad courses may be used to meet the requirements of the minor when these focus on the theme of the minor. Approval by the minor advisory group is required; contact the coordinator.

 

Pre-Fall 2017 Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

A total of 18 credits from the following:

I. Three required courses (9 credits)

  • POLS 3827   Politics of Crime & Justice
  • SOCI 2301   Criminology
  • PSYC 2300   Abnormal Psychology

II. Two elective courses (6 credits)

  • HDFS 2001, 3103, 3340, 3510, 3520
  • HRTS/ WGSS 2263
  • PHIL 3226
  • POLS 2622, 3802, 3817, 3842, 3999 (on a criminal justice topic)
  • PSYC 2100Q, 2301, 2501, 2700
  • SOCI 3307, 3311, 3315/W, 3425, 3457, 3503, 3999 (on a criminal justice topic); SOCI/WGSS 3317W

III. One internship course (3 credits)

  • HDFS 3080 Supervised Field Work
  • INTD 3590 Urban Field Studies
  • POLS 3991 Supervised Field Work
  • POLS 3991 Supervised Field Work (or POLS 3991[2cr] & associated 3999 [1cr])
  • PSYC 3880 Field Experience
  • SOCI 3990 (2cr) & 3991 (1cr)   Internship: Field Experience & Internship Research Paper
  • URBN 3991 (2cr) and 3981 (1cr) Internship: Field Study and Internship Seminar

or- if approved in advance- another 2000-level or higher internship or field work course

All internships must be in a criminal justice setting.

Additional requirements:

  • A maximum of three credits in the minor can count towards a major, and 12 to 15 credits can constitute the related area courses.
  • A minimum of a C (2.0) must be earned in each of the courses.
  • Substitutions are not permitted.

If in doubt about the requirements of the minor, students should arrange a time to talk with an advisor.

Declaring a Crime and Justice minor

Go to the College of Liberal Arts Sciences Academic Services Center online program change page.

Submitting a Final Plan of Study

See the Forms and Deadlines page.