Criminal Justice Minor
Are you interested in the inner workings of the judiciary, legislative and correctional systems? You will cover topics that include current controversies (police brutality, the death penalty) as well as the impact of broader issues such as race, gender and social class. This minor is designed to provide students with the foundation and research methodology needed for a successful career in criminal justice agencies and potential for graduate studies.
Environmental Justice Minor
This multidisciplinary minor offers students a theoretical and an applied course of study in environmental justice, an emerging interdisciplinary field. It provides a foundation for those who intend to pursue a graduate degree in Environmental Studies as well as careers in federal, state and local agencies.
Justice and Families Minor
This minor complements a variety of majors which can enhance your employment prospects. It is multidisciplinary and offers students an opportunity to focus on issues of justice as they affect the family within social, political and economic institutions.
Paralegal Studies Minor
The minor is a twenty-one-credit program approved by the American Bar Association that develops intellectual and analytical skills, educates students for direct employment opportunities in the legal field, as well as additional career possibilities.
With the exception of giving legal advice, making court appearances and setting fees, a paralegal may carry out many tasks. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Queerness Minor
In collaboration with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program, this minor offers students the opportunity to learn and think critically about the ways in which structural inequalities and injustices based on gender, race, and queerness exist, both historically and today, in the world of the criminal legal system and from a social justice perspective.