About the Program: 

The Criminal Justice minor is open to all students not majoring in Criminal Justice who have completed at least one semester of full-time study at Buffalo State College and who are in good academic standing at this institution (2.0 G.P.A. or better). The Criminal Justice Minor is intended to complement the student's major course of study, broaden and enhance career opportunities, and provide expertise in an area of interdisciplinary studies. The curriculum is composed of 18 credit hours taken from the Criminal Justice program and will provide a basic background in the subject area. All of the hours are normally taken at Buffalo State College with a maximum of 6 credit hours at the lower division level. A maximum of three courses of transfer credit will be permitted.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hours 18 cr
Required Courses (9 cr)
Mandatory All three required

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 201 Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJ 303 (W) Criminal Justice Theory and Ideology

Electives (9 credits) Select three courses from the following
CRJ 302 Criminal Justice and the Community
CRJ 305 The Juvenile Justice System
CRJ 306 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
CRJ 307 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
CRJ 317 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice
CRJ 320 Criminal Courts
CRJ 406 Correctional Institutions and Programs
CRJ 409 Advanced Issues in Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Classroom Building C114
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4517 •  Fax: (716) 878-3240

hillch@buffalostate.edu