Crime, Law, and Psychology, Minor

Program Code: CLWPS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

For the Minor in Crime, Law, and Psychology a minimum of 18 credits is required.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SOC/CRIM/CRIMJ 12Criminology Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits from the following:3
American Constitutional Law
The American Legal Process
American State and Urban Politics
International Law and Organizations
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Forensic Psychology
Behavior Modification
Child Psychopathology
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select one course in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology from approved department list3
Select one course in Psychology from approved department list3
Select one course in Political Science from approved department list3

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Molly Monahan Lang, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
105 Turnbull
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6290
mbm106@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in Crime, Law, and Psychology can be pursued by students in most Penn State Behrend degree programs. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

Within the Crime, Law, and Psychology minor, you’ll learn about criminal behavior, the reasons for crime, how crime is investigated, and the legal and correctional systems. This knowledge is particularly beneficial if you are considering a career in law enforcement, security, corrections, probations, social work, psychology, and government, or if you plan to attend law school.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN CRIME, LAW, AND PSYCHOLOGY

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

A minor in the liberal arts, particularly when added to a major program outside of the liberal arts, demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking. Law school is a common graduate-school choice for students who have pursued the Crime, Law, and Psychology minor.

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Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
170 Irvin Kochel Center
4951 College Drive
Erie PA 16563
814-898-6108
HumSocSci@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences