Majors, minors + certificates

Certificate in Criminal Justice (CJUSACRT)Department of Criminal Justice

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


Students who complete departmental requirements for a major in criminal justice and earn either a B.S. or B.F.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences or a bachelor's degree from another Indiana University Bloomington school are eligible for the certificate.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
  2. Theories of Crime and Deviance. One (1) course:
  3. The Nature of Inquiry. One (1) course:
  4. Law and Social Science. One (1) course:
  5. Statistics. One (1) course:
  6. Advanced Criminal Justice Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • Courses outside the department
      • One (1) of the following (if this option is chosen, the Statistics requirement must be fulfilled with CJUS-K 300):
  7. 400–499 Level Electives. Two (2) additional courses:
    • Courses outside the department
  8. CJUS Residency. At least 27 credit hours must be taken within the Department of Criminal Justice.
  9. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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 certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.