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Minor in Criminal Justice

Gain a foundational understanding of the multifaceted criminal justice system through the fully online minor in Criminal Justice program. This minor will cultivate critical thinking through examining the role of social and legal systems, structures, and institutions in addressing individual and community needs and seeking equitable outcomes. Current trends in public policies, diversion, and treatment initiatives will be examined.

This program provides an overview of the multi-faceted criminal justice system, preparing students for career progression in a multitude of criminal justice settings. 

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At a Glance

Fall 2024 (Transfer deadline is July 1)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 (Transfer deadline is Nov. 15)

Application Due Date:
09/30/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2024 (Transfer deadline is April 15)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Credits and Tuition Cost (2024-2025)

Credits Required: 18
Cost Per Credit: $624.00

Format

Fully Online

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Minor in Criminal Justice overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
18

What You'll Learn

Overview

Students who complete the online minor in Criminal Justice program will be able to:

   • Demonstrate an understanding of systematic barriers in justice involved systems through identifying and addressing systemic injustices in the criminal justice system.
   • Articulate the importance of culturally relevant practice in criminal justice settings.
   • Critically examine knowledge to synthesize and convey and articulate in a succinct, meaningful manner.

Course Examples

  • CJ 312 The American Criminal Justice System
  • CJ316 Culturally Relevant Practice in Criminal Justice Settings
  • CJ 323 Criminal Justice Foundations
  • Plus, an additional 9 credit hours of electives with content specific to criminal justice settings or practice

How to Apply

Application Requirements

There is no application to a minor program. Current students should contact their academic advisor to add this minor program.

Admissions Criteria

Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. 

Program Contact

Jaime Wainscott
Director of Advising

Deadlines

Fall 2024 (Transfer deadline is July 1)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 (Transfer deadline is Nov. 15)

Application Due Date:
09/30/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2024 (Transfer deadline is April 15)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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