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Department of Criminal Justice

Minor in Criminal Justice

Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements CJUSMIN


The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  2. Theories of Crime and Deviance. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance
  3. Criminal Justice Electives. Four (4) courses:
    • CJUS-P 245 Social Justice and the Justice System
    • Any CJUS-P 300–399
    • Any CJUS-P 400–499
    • Any CJUS-X 300–399
    • Any CJUS-X 400–499
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses
  • Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

    • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
    • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (CJUSBA)
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice (CJUSACRT)
  • [Name unavailable] (CJUSTSBA)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.