Criminology, Law and Justice, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in criminology, law and justice requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students who earn the major in sociology may earn a minor in criminology, law and justice. No more than 3 s.h. can count toward both the major and minor.

Students who earn the major in criminology, law and justice may not earn the criminology, law and justice minor.

The minor in criminology, law and justice requires the following coursework.

Course # Title Hours
One of these:
CRIM:1410Introduction to Criminology3
CRIM:1447Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
12 s.h. from these:
CRIM:2210Iowa Criminal Justice Policy and Reform3
CRIM:2430Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3
CRIM:2460Policing in Modern Society3
CRIM:2901Special Topics in Criminology, Law, and Justice3
CRIM:3110Communities and Crime3
CRIM:3250Drugs, Deviance, and Social Control3
CRIM:3260Immigration and Crime3
CRIM:3414Criminology of Genocide3
CRIM:3415Global Criminology3
CRIM:3416Race, Crime, and Justice3
CRIM:3417Community Corrections3
CRIM:3420Juvenile Delinquency3
CRIM:3421Gangs and Gang Crime3
CRIM:3425Women, Crime, and Justice3
CRIM:3437American Crime3
CRIM:3450Criminal Legal System3
CRIM:3600Crime and Public Policy3
CRIM:4120Environmental Criminology3
CRIM:4300Gender and Violence3
CRIM:4420Criminal Punishment3
CRIM:4430Interpersonal Violence in Society3
CRIM:4440Sociology of White-Collar Crime3
CRIM:4450Juvenile Justice: A Sociolegal Perspective3
CRIM:4460Sociology of Law3
CRIM:4680Corruption: The Social Scientific Perspectives3
CRIM:4901Advanced Topics in Criminology, Law, and Justice3
May include one of these:
CRIM:4400Internship in Criminal Justice and Corrections3
CRIM:4410Treatment Interventions in Corrections3