Extended Campuses2013-2014

Public Administration and Justice Studies

Justice Studies, Minor

The courses offered in the Justice Studies Minor are designed to provide students from other programs with a general understanding of the criminal justice process so they can understand and evaluate issues facing the criminal justice field. Students pursing a degree in fields such as public administration, political science, sociology, and psychology will find the theoretical and practical courses offered in this minor beneficial to their pursuit of employment in the public sector, particularly areas involving the criminal justice system.

This minor is not available to students pursuing the BA or BS in Justice Studies.  Please contact an advisor for more information. 


What Can I Do with a Minor in Justice Studies?

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Law enforcement (local, state, or federal)
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Corrections
  • Private security
  • Court personnel
  • Legal offices
  • Juvenile justice
  • Victim advocacy

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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