Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Criminal Justice (CJUSMIN)Department of Criminal Justice

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


The Minor in Criminal Justice can add depth and specialization to many other degree programs in both the arts and the sciences—in fields as diverse as biology, sociology, chemistry, informatics, and journalism.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
  2. Theories of Crime and Deviance. One (1) course:
  3. Law and Social Science. One (1) course:
  4. Advanced Electives. Two (2) courses:
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor 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 minor.
    4. 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.