The minor in criminal justice offers students in other majors a broad social and behavioral approach important to the understanding of crime.

Students will also gain a general understanding of the processes, contingencies and policy issues relevant to each component of the criminal justice system and its agencies. A minor in criminal justice will generally enhance the prospects of students for employment and for admission to graduate or professional studies. 

Minor Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a minor. In addition, students must:

  • complete a minimum of 9 hours of course work at Governors State University from the list of core and elective courses (CJUS 3110, CJUS 4411, CJUS 4120, CJUS 4130, CJUS 4140, CJUS 4415, CJUS 4400, CJUS 3600, CJUS 4565, or CJUS 4800), each with the grade of C or better

  • submit up to 9 hours of transfer courses (each with a grade of C or better) from the list of Illinois Articulation Initiative equivalent transfer courses (CRJ 910, CRJ 911, CRJ 912, CRJ 913, CRJ 914) to the minor advisor for approval prior to the deadline for filing graduation applications in the term of intended graduation, or complete up to 9 additional hours of criminal justice core or selective courses at Governors State University.
Total - 18 Hours

Advisor Information

Michelle Sebasco
Academic Advisor