Criminal Justice Minor at Shady Grove

The Universities at Shady Grove
9636 Gudelsky Drive
5105 Camille Kendall Academic Center (Building III)
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-738-6307

Program Director: Wendy Stickle, Ph.D.

The Minor in Criminal Justice offers non-CCJS majors at Shady Grove the opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice system and the challenges it faces. Students who complete the minor will have a better understanding of how the criminal justice system, including police, courts, and corrections, operates, its strengths and weaknesses. Students will also be exposed to emerging topics such as forensics, homeland security, elder abuse and human trafficking.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the three pillars of our criminal justice system - courts, policing, and corrections
  2. Students will demonstrate competency in understanding how criminal justice intersects with a variety of disciplines and career paths
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of pressing challenges experienced by our criminal justice system
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in their ability to read, interpret, and synthesize (in writing and/or orally) important research related to the criminal justice system
Course Title Credits
Introductory Course3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Fundamentals in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Requirement (Select 2)6
Courts and Sentencing
Elective Courses9
Criminal Investigations
Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
Contemporary Criminological Issues
Contemporary Legal Policy Issues
Domestic Violence
Drugs and Crime
Special Topics in Study Abroad III
Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Security Administration
White Collar and Organized Crime
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Total Credits18