Criminology Department
The racial justice minor at NDMU explores the complex problem of structural racism and challenges you to bring your own unique talents and expertise to be part of the solution. Courses will examine the systemic nature of racism from multiple lenses, including topics in criminology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology.
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Program Location


  • CRM-310 Criminal Justice System
  • PHL-324 Critical Philosophy of Race
  • POL-344 Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
  • PSY-2XX Racial Trauma
  • RST-345 Justice and Peace
  • SOC-209 Race, Class, and Gender

Customize Your Education

At NDMU, our strength is our ability to weave your unique interests into your individual education. Adding a minor to your degree is a great way to create a custom experience that aligns with your aspirations.

Pairing the Racial Justice Minor with a Major

Designed to accompany any major, the Minor in Racial Justice aims to prepare graduates to make a positive impact in their respective fields.

It could be paired with Nursing to address the disparities in health care, with Political Science to work toward creating equitable policies, or with Business to become a manager who understands the importance of designing trauma-informed workplaces.

These are only a few examples. Systemic racism impacts all areas, which is why this minor is applicable to any major or field.

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