Criminal Justice Minor
Department of Psychology, Criminal Justice, & Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Minor

  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

22 credits

required for minor

The criminal justice minor provides a background in criminology, corrections, and relevant legal issues. You'll gain practical knowledge of law enforcement and psychology by examining the policies, principles, and social dynamics that shape the system of law.

Criminal justice minor may be the right degree for you if you

  • have a passion for serving the public
  • desire to understand the minds of criminals
  • want a career working in law enforcement
  • have an interest in law

Why study criminal justice at Northwestern?

For those considering working within or alongside law enforcement, this minor could help prepare you through classroom learning and networking with instructors who are current and former practitioners in the field. At Northwestern, you’ll approach law enforcement and criminal justice with a heart of ministry. Our small classes allow our faculty to encourage you to grow in your faith while you minister to others.


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