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Criminal Justice Minor

Department of Criminal Justice, 432-C Farrah Hall
www.as.ua.edu/cj
cj@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Acceptance into the criminal justice minor requires at least 12 earned semester hours and a 2.25 higher education grade point average. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in criminal justice requires the successful completion of the following 21 semester hours:

CoursesHours
CJ 100 3
CJ electives* 300 or 400 level 6
CJ electives* 12
Total 21
   
*A maximum of 6 hours of CJ 395 and CJ 499 will count as CJ electives.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This major does not require ancillary courses.

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor.

Additional minor requirements. A grade of “C-” or higher is required in all criminal justice courses. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

Special opportunities. The Department of Criminal Justice has two very active student organizations. Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and is devoted to promoting academic excellence, leadership, and self-enrichment through academic standards and community outreach. The Criminal Justice Student Organization welcomes all students with interest in the field of criminal justice.

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