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Criminal Justice Minor

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. 

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.


  • CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJS 125 Law and Courts
  • CJS 211 Law Enforcement
  • CJS 231 Law & Individual Rights
  • One Elective Criminal Justice Course