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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 18, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Law, Criminal Justice, and Society (LCJS) Minor

A 15-credit minor in Law, Criminal Justice, and Society (LCJS) provides students from around the University an opportunity to pursue a sustained course of interdisciplinary study focused on the intersection of law, criminal justice, and society. The LCJS minor is structured so that students can emphasize law-oriented courses or those more squarely focused on criminal justice. Whichever pathway an LCJS minor charts, they will complete a foundations course that situates law and criminal justice in a broader social and historical context.

Current Pitt students interested in a CGS minor in Law, Criminal Justice, & Society (LCJS) should declare the minor by completing the CGS minor/certificate declaration form online. If you are a CGS student interested in adding this minor, please contact your CGS advisor. 

Minor Requirments

In order to complete the minor, you will take 15 LCJS credits (five courses), as outlined below.

  • At least three courses must be from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • A 2.0 average GPA is required.
  • Courses used for a minor cannot overlap with courses used for a major, minor, or a certificate.
  • To be eligible for the LCJS internship, you must have completed all 9 non-elective credits in the LCJS minor. Students may apply up to 3 credits of LCJS 1900 to the LCJS minor.


LCJS Foundations: (3 credits)

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Theories of Crime / Criminal Law: (3 credits)

Students must complete one of the following courses:

LCJS Electives: (6 credits)

Students must complete two other courses with the subject code LCJS.

Total Credits: 15

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