Criminal Justice

(18 semester hours)


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 students to the fundamental rights that apply in criminal and civil law.


This minor is open to students of all majors except criminal justice. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be earned in all criminal justice courses. 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.


Department of Justice and Community Studies
103 Phelps Hall
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011