Jun 04, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Administration

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The minor in Criminal Justice is designed for students who are interested furthering their knowledge in Criminal Justice in a flexible 18 hours of coursework. There are six hours of required courses (CJAD 101 and one of the 400-level legal courses: CJAD 405; CJAD 406; or CJAD 415) and 12 hours which may be filled with any other courses having a CJAD field code. The minor can enhance employment possibilities in the justice system and can serve as a foundation for further study in graduate school and law school.  


A minor is defined as a course of study of at least 18 semester hours outside the student’s major. Academic minors may be earned in disciplines as specified by the department faculty. Requirements are a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for 18 or more semester hours.

Courses for the minor may also meet general education or major requirements, and at least 9 of the required hours must be earned in Columbia College coursework. (Transfer courses equivalent to courses designated are accepted toward the minor.)

Majors and minors may not be added to an already earned degree.

In some curricular areas, the College offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas, students may earn additional semester hours through transfer credit so the total semester hours earned meets the required number of hours (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing ). Main Campus Day students can participate in cooperative cross-enrollment with the University of Missouri - Columbia and/or Stephens College (see Advising and Registration ).

Total Semester Hours: 18

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