Criminal Justice Minor

Professor Daniel Hall working at a table with students.
 Students in class working on commands.
 A student talking with an officer during a job fair on the Hamilton Campus.

The minor in criminal justice examines the major systems and institutions that are involved in the investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and punishment of crimes and delinquency, and it introduces you to the fundamental rights that apply in criminal and civil law.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be earned in all criminal justice courses. This minor is open to students of all majors except criminal justice and forensic investigation. Civic and Regional Development and Forensic Science students may not substitute this minor for the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement. All other students may use this minor to satisfy the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement.


  • CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJS 125 Law and Courts
  • CJS 211 Policing in America
  • CJS 231 Law & Individual Rights
  • CJS 271 Introduction to Criminal Behavior
  • CJS 281 Corrections in America