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 and forensic investigation. A minimum 2.0 GPA must be earned in all courses completed for the minor. 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.

Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.


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