The Minor in Criminal Justice is offered by the Department of Criminal Justice. The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the nature of crime and the effectiveness and fairness of society's efforts to prevent and control it.

Students minoring in Criminal Justice who pursue the Cybersecurity and Human Behavior certificate are permitted to count one Criminal Justice course towards both programs.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Student Organization

The Criminal Justice Society hosts speakers from a variety of criminal justice related organizations, hosts information sessions on applying to graduate school and law school, and performs voluntary community service projects both within and outside the Temple community. Membership is open to all students majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice. For more information, contact the Criminal Justice Society advisor, Cheryl Irons, cirons@temple.edu.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


CJ 1001Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 2401Nature of Crime3
CJ 2501Introduction to Criminal Law3
Two Criminal Justice courses numbered 2000-49996
One Criminal Justice course numbered 3000-49993
Total Credit Hours18