Many students pursue additional majors, minors or certificates in addition to the criminal justice major. The following degree combinations are just a glimpse into the possible options available to you as a student at Cedar Crest. By adding just one or more additional courses to your criminal justice major—and pairing it with the right elective package—you can easily enhance your degree.
Start with: Criminal justice major with the juvenile studies elective package
Add: 1 course
This degree combination offers students with an interest in working with juvenile offers a greater understanding of the issues surrounding juvenile behavior and the juvenile justice system. By selecting the juvenile studies elective package for the criminal justice major, you will also earn a child welfare certificate by adding just one course.
Juvenile studies elective package courses include:
To earn the child welfare certificate, you must complete:
Start with: Criminal justice major with the ethical leadership elective package
Add: 3 courses
Students pursuing the ethical leadership elective package in criminal justice will build the skills necessary to make ethical and humane decisions. The following courses focus on how to dispense justice fairly and ethically. By adding just three more courses, you will also earn a human resources certificate from the College.
Ethical leadership elective package courses include:
Add these courses and earn a human resources certificate:
Start with: Criminal justice major with the criminal behavior and deviance elective package
Add: 5 courses
Learn to examine human behavior from a social, psychological and environmental perspective. These areas can influence behavior; effective control of behavior often involves understanding each of these elements.
Criminal behavior and deviance elective package courses include:
To earn the psychology minor, you must add: