Minor in Criminal Justice (Professional)

APU’s criminal justice minor prepares students to engage with and improve our federal, state, and local criminal justice systems.

21 units

Learn more about the minor in criminal justice for professional students.


Core Courses9
Police and Society
Introduction to Corrections: Jails and Prisons
The American Court System
Select four of the following:
Criminal Justice, Civic Engagement, and Social Responsibility 1, 2
Juvenile Justice 1
Criminal Law 1
The Criminalization of Youth 1
Criminological Theories
Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
Criminal Procedure
Gender and Crime
Sex Crimes
Forensic Psychology for Criminal Justice Professionals
Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Total Units21

Only 3 lower-division units may be used to satisfy elective requirements.


Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Explain how major components of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), respond to crime, criminals, and victims.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of traditional and contemporary criminal justice theories.