Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Forensics and Criminal Justice, Minor


  • Professional Proficiency: Develop scholarly and professional competence in the theory and practice of criminal justice. (UG 10) (UG 5) (UG 3)
  • Critical Thinking: Achieve competence in the synthesis and analysis of informational sources about the study of crime and justice. (UG 2)

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

Related Links

Criminology, Forensics and Criminal Justice, Minor Program Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

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
  • Students must take minor electives from at least THREE subject areas.
  • 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 may require pre-requisite overrides for all 300-level CRIM courses and above. Please contact your CRIM Advisor.
  • Students must select electives from at least THREE different subject areas.
Core Requirements
CRIM 110Introduction to Criminology & Criminal Justice Systems3
GES 115Introduction to Geospatial Technologies3
Select five of the following from at least THREE different subject areas:15
Criminal Investigations
Forensic Behavior:Crime and the Individual
Introduction to Forensic Science
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Introduction to UAS for Remote Sensing and Monitoring
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Forensic Social Work
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 2023
Revision date: 12.19.2023
UCC 11.28.2023