Loyola University Chicago

Psychology of Crime & Justice Minor

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Students who are majoring in a field other than psychology or criminal justice and criminology might find this interdisciplinary minor particularly beneficial in placing their professional practice or graduate study in a deeper and broader context.  The Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor provides an opportunity for deeper understanding and knowledge of the motives and decisions of justice-involved persons as well as crucial knowledge about criminal justice systems.  

Affiliated fields that intersect with the psychology of criminal justice include:  Forensic Science, Human Services, Journalism, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Affairs, and Women's Studies and Gender Studies.  Students in other majors might find the constellation of classes relevant to their intellectual and professional growth.

The following requirements must be met for students majoring in other subjects:

  • PSYC 372, Psychology and Law
  • Choose either:  CJC 345 Social Justice & Crime OR CJC 346 Mental Illness & Crime
  • PSYC 101, General Psychology
  • CJC 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice

Students then select any two classes from the approved list of electives. See the Approved Electives tab for these courses.