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A Law and Society student and faculty member collaborate on a project at Curry CollegeThe Curry College Law and Society minor prepares students for future careers in law – outside of law enforcement. Students pursuing a minor in Law and Society will be prepared for careers in advocacy, legal research, paralegal studies, and for those who wish to pursue graduate school in law.

Course Requirements and Information

Requirements for the Law and Society Minor (15 credits total):

Students only need to take elective courses if they have not obtained the 15 credit minimum toward the minor due to exceeding the number of allowable double counted major/minor credits. 

Required Courses:

CJ 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 2020 Criminal Law 3
P&H 2310 U.S. Constitutional Law 3
PRS 2200 Logic 3
CJ 3205 Law and Society 3
15

Electives (if needed):

CJ 2030 Criminal Procedure
CJ 2204 Adjudication, Courts and Conflict Resolution
BUS 2250 Business Law
P&H 1050 U.S. Politics
P&H 2390 U.S. Constitutional Issues
P&H 3390 Public Policy in the United States
PRS 2210 Ethics

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Sociology Major/Minor

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Criminal Justice Honor Society

Lambda Alpha is the Curry College Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Students must have a 3.2 in the Criminal Justice major and a 3.2 GPA overall to be eligible.

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The Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) provides a place for students interested in Criminal Justice to explore the field in a variety of ways with other students who share a common interest.

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Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

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Honors Program

Building on the theme of "culture and identity," the Curry College Honors Program prepares students to be "leaders in the profession and in the community."

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At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

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