Minor in Criminology

Economic conditions, rapid demographic changes, alterations in social institutions and extensive drug and alcohol abuse have led to high crime rates in the United States. Parallel social changes in other countries reflect accompanying increases in criminal behavior. Internationally, there is an increasing concern about public safety. With this minor, you will learn about the causes of crime, how to measure the extent of crime, and how to critically examine the approaches used to prevent, sanction and change criminal behavior.

The Minor in Criminology at Kennesaw State is offered with flexible options in both face-to-face and online settings.


KSU criminology students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses: 6 Credit Hours

  • CRJU 1101: Foundations of Criminal Justice -or-
  • SOCI 1101: Introduction to Sociology -and-
  • SOCI 4432: Criminology

Select three of the following (9 Credit Hours)

  • CRJU 3352: Juvenile Justice
  • CRJU 3365: Profile of the Serial Offender
  • CRJU 4410: Criminal Profiling and Analysis
  • CRJU 4430: Victimology
  • GEOG 3300: Urban Geography
  • POLS 4405: Comparative Legal Systems
  • POLS 4411: Criminal Law
  • PSYC 3310: Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 4430: Abnormal Psychology
  • SOCI 3360: Sociology of Violence
  • SOCI 4200: Drugs, Alcohol, and Society
  • SOCI 4442: Deviance and Social Control

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Kennesaw State University
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4057
402 Bartow Ave MB#2204
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-6739

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