Minors and Specializations

Criminal Justice: Coursework includes introduction to criminal justice, criminology, judicial process, corrections, introduction to social research and three hours of criminal justice electives, exclusive of any internship credit hours.

Forensic Science: an 18-hour specialization which focuses on the skills needed for crime scene analysis.

Legal Studies:
This minor functions as a group of interdisciplinary courses that teach students the role of law and legal institutions in our society. Students who are continuing on to law school may combine a traditional academic major with a minor in legal studies.

Media communications:
Coursework includes public speaking, interpersonal communications, mass media and society, media writing, and six hours of communications electives.

Political Science: Coursework includes either American government and politics or comparative politics and international relations plus three hours of any political science elective. The remaining 12 hours is comprised of electives from history, business, economics and sociology.

Psychology: Coursework includes introductory psychology and 15 hours of psychology electives.

Sociology: Coursework includes introductory sociology, social problems, criminology, juvenile delinquency, social psychology, and three hours of sociology electives.

Speech communications:
Coursework includes public speaking, interpersonal communications, mass media and society, gender and intercultural communications, plus five hours of communications electives.

For details on requirements for these minors and courses offered, see the Culver-Stockton Academic Catalog.