Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum grade and/or GPA: 2.50
Total Hours: 18

Course Requirements
SOC 1113Introductory Sociology (S)3
SOC 3113Theoretical Thinking in Sociology3
SOC 2113Introduction to Criminal Justice (S)3
or SOC 2213 Gangs and Society (S)
Select nine hours from the following:9
Policing and Society (S)
Juvenile Delinquency (DS)
Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems (IS)
The Death Penalty in America (S)
Sociology of Law
Criminology (S)
Sociology of Punishment (S)
Total Hours18

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

For additional information on requirements on minors, click here.