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Criminal Justice Minor

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The minor in criminal justice is designed for students seeking careers in probation, parole, court services, pre-law, private security or general law enforcement. This dynamic minor is administered by the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies and is available to students majoring in any field at SDSU. The purposes of this program are 1) to provide qualified personnel for all segments of the criminal justice system; and 2) to help improve the competence and professional status of existing criminal justice personnel. An internship is strongly recommended. Students desiring more information or who are interested in minoring in criminal justice should consult with the coordinator of the program no later than the beginning of their junior year.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.