Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Criminology, Minor

The criminology minor is an 18-credit hour program, which provides students with an overview of criminology (the study of criminal behavior) and the criminal justice system. Specifically, it includes classes in criminological theory, policing, courts and adjudication, corrections, juvenile delinquency, and various elective courses (i.e., criminal investigations, police and society, the death penalty, crime and the media, victimology, and white-collar crime). This minor is an excellent accompaniment to majors in psychology, social work, parks and resource management, homeland security, corporate security, and chemistry.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
  • Students graduating in December 2015 and thereafter may only use 6 credits from their academic major towards the completion of an academic minor.
  • Minor students will require pre-requisite overrides for all 300-level CRIM courses and above. Please contact your CRIM Adviser.
Core Requirements
CRIM 110Introduction to Criminology & Criminal Justice Systems3
CRIM 123Crime Prevention3
Select one of the following:3
American Policing
Introduction to Criminal Procedure
American Corrections
CRIM 301Theoretical Criminology3
CRIM 345Juvenile Delinquency3
Select two of the following:6
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
Statistical Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice interventions 1
Criminal Justice Interventions 2
Criminal Justice and the Multicultural Community
Transnational Crime & Justice
Criminal Investigations
Police and Society
Women & the Criminal Justice System
Selected Topics
Forensic Behavior:Crime and the Individual
Applied Criminal Procedures
White Collar Crime
Capstone: Ethics and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Policy
Community Corrections
The Death Penalty
Crime & Media
Independent Study
Selected Topics
Total Hours21

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2024
Revised: 12.19.2023
UCC 11.28.2023