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Quantitative Criminology Minor


The Department of Criminology and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The College of New Jersey have partnered to feature a new minor in Quantitative Criminology.

To enter the minor, students will be required to complete:

One semester of Calculus (MAT 125 or MAT 127)
One semester of Criminology (CRI 205)

For students who are statistics majors:

Students will be able to double-count STA 305 since this is required in the Statistics major. They will then take four courses from the five in Group B.

For students who are criminology majors:

Students will be required to take the sequence MAT 125 and the requirements listed in Group A.

For students who are mathematics majors:

Students must choose at least two courses from both Groups A and B, and five courses in total.

For students in other majors:

Selections from Groups A and B as advised by Dr. David Holleran in the Department of Criminology.

TCNJ policy on minors: Five courses are required for a minor. Only one course taken as a part of the student’s major may also be counted toward the student’s minor.

Courses for the Minor:

The courses for the minor are organized into two groups (Group A and Group B).

Group A:

STA 215/Statistics

STA 305/Regression Analysis

STA any three courses at the 300 level/400 level

Group B:

CRI 215/Data Management and Analysis

CRI 217/Introduction to Crime Mapping

CRI 306/Research Methods

CRI 1 unit at the 300/400 level (with the exception of CRI 301)

CRI 498/Senior Capstone in Policy Analysis

Note: Students will be required to receive permission from the department chairperson to participate in the minor and must submit appropriate declaration forms to the Office of Records and Registration. Students will also be required to meet with Dr. David Holleran (Criminology) to discuss course sequencing for the minor.

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