Minor in Criminology

The Department of Criminology offers a minor in Criminology. A total of 18 hours is required for completion of the minor. A minimum of 9 semester hours must be completed through USF Tampa. 


  • CCJ 3024 Survey of Criminal Behavior 
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior


Students seeking a minor in Criminology must also complete 12 hours of elective courses (4 classes).

  • CCJ 3621 Patterns of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3014 Crime and Justice in America
  • CCJ 4681 Domestic Violence
  • CCJ 4690 Sex Offenders
  • CJL 4115 Environmental Law & Crime
  • CCJ 3666 Victimology
  • CCJ 4224 Miscarriages of Justice
  • CCJ 4613 Forensic Psychology
  • CCJ 4361 Death Penalty
  • CCJ 4662 Race and Crime
  • CJC 4010 American Correctional System
  • CJE 4010 Juvenile Justice System
  • CJE 4114 American Law Enforcement Systems
  • CJL 4410 Criminal Rights and Procedures
  • CJL 3110 Substantive Criminal Law
  • CJE 4610 Criminal Investigation
  • CCJ 4933 Topics Courses (Examples include: Serial Killers, Gangs, Crime & Public Policy, Cybercrime). Repeatable when taken under different titles.

Note: CCJ 4934 Seminar in Criminology and CCJ 4940 Internship are restricted to criminology majors only. Students in the minor are not eligible to take these two courses. 

In order to receive Criminology minor recognition, students will be required to complete the minor declaration form and submit to the College office. In addition, the student will be required to list the minor upon completion of the graduation application.

Students minoring in criminology will be subject to the Department's "2 D/F" rule (no more than one D+ or below allowed in a Criminology course) and residency requirements.