Minor in Criminal Justice
A minor in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation for students to become involved in the multifaceted criminal justice system, which includes law enforcement, juvenile justice, probation and parole, corrections, private security and the courts. Our Criminal Justice minor can enhance and complement a variety of majors, depending on your career goals. A minor in criminal justice also prepares students to apply their Christian worldview to the realities of our culture and its many challenges.
With a firm foundation from the Behavioral Sciences Department, the Criminal Justice minor provides our students a balance of academic preparation, practical application and spiritual growth.
In addition to providing an understanding of the principles, concepts, theories and practices associated with the criminal justice system, our program develops leadership and critical thinking skills in our students.
A minor in Criminal Justice allows you to augment your educational experience by participating in a practicum/internship, job shadowing, ride-alongs with law enforcement officers and serving as a volunteer in a variety of criminal justice agencies.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||Introduction to the criminal justice system in the United States. Examines crime and the nature of law, the process of justice, aspects of criminal law and procedure, the courts and adjudication, and law enforcement|
|Criminal and Delinquent Behavior||Study of the nature and cause of crime and delinquency, including punishment, correction, and prevention of crime.|
|Drug Abuse and Alcoholism||Study of the nature and extent of drug addiction and alcohol problems, characteristics of an addictive society, the political economy of drugs and alcohol, community treatment facilities, and services to addicts and their families.|
|Criminal Investigation||In-depth study of criminal investigation. Includes the evolution of criminal investigation, the investigative process, evidence identification, collection and processing, interviewing and interrogation, report writing, follow-up investigation, and the crime laboratory.|
|Practicum in Criminal Justice||Students work in a law enforcement agency under the supervision of a field instructor to gain practical experience.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Robert Cirtin brought his extensive law enforcement and sociology background to Evangel in 1991. Cirtin is the designer, founder and current head of Evangel’s Criminal Justice program. Along with teaching, Cirtin is the owner of Robert Cirtin Investigations, LLC, which provides investigative services to government agencies, businesses, law firms and insurance companies. He also owns […] read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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