Hamline’s criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) major provides students a social science approach to the study of crime. The required courses provide a broad foundation in crime and justice, and social research methods to understand criminal justice policy and interventions. CCJ majors develop a working knowledge of the key components of the criminal justice system. Students learn how policy impacts both the institutions and individuals working within the system. Majors gain a solid methodological foundation to critique policy and criminal justice interventions being used by professionals today. Hamline University is unique in offering students the opportunity to complement their CCJ major with a forensic science minor.
CCJ Major Requirements
A student majoring in criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) must complete 44 credits using the guidelines described below.
The following 5 courses are required for all CCJ majors.
Required Policy and Practice Competency: Choose One.
Choose one of the following courses that examines how the study of crime, policy, and practice intersect. Students are encouraged to take more than one course from this area towards their additional 16 elective credits.
To complete the major, students must complete 16 additional elective credits from the list below. At least 8 credits must be CJFS courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take more than 8 credits of CJFS designated courses.