Administration of Justice Minor

Minor Requirements

Current Pitt students interested in a CGS minor, rather than a major, in administration of justice should apply for the minor by completing the CGS minor/certificate application form online. If you are a CGS student interested in adding this minor, please contact your CGS advisor.
In order to complete the minor, you will take 15 ADMJ credits (five courses), as outlined below. At least three courses must be from the University of Pittsburgh. A 2.0 average GPA is required.

Course Format

Many CGS programs offer a blend of face-to-face and flexible online class formats, all designed to meet our students' needs and schedule constraints.

Online courses are marked with an (●). Courses offered in both face-to-face and online formats are marked with an (#). Courses with no indicator are offered face-to-face only.

Visit CGS Courses to learn more about our flexible offerings and how to search for classes in the course catalog.

Core Requirements: (6 Credits)

Catalog Number Title Credits
ADMJ 0500 Introduction to Administration of Justice (#) 3
ADMJ 1400 Introduction to Criminal Law (●) 3

Electives: (9 Credits)

Choose three additional courses from the following:

Catalog Number Title Credits
ADMJ 0100 Society and the Law 3
ADMJ 0600 Introduction to Criminology 3
ADMJ 1100 Crime Scene Investigation (#) 3
ADMJ 1115 Criminalistics (#) 3
ADMJ 1118 Criminalistics Lab 1
ADMJ 1200 Introduction to Law Enforcement (#) 3
ADMJ 1205 Introduction to Police Management 3
ADMJ 1210 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ADMJ 1220 Deviance and the Law (#) 3
ADMJ 1225 The Juvenile Justice Process (#) 3
ADMJ 1230 White-collar Crime 3
ADMJ 1234 Introduction to Cybercrime (#) 3
ADMJ 1235 Organized Crime 3
ADMJ 1236 International Organized Crime (#) 3
ADMJ 1238 Cybersecurity, the Law, and Money Laundering (#) 3
ADMJ 1242 Gender, Race, Class, and Crime (#) 3
ADMJ 1245 Terrorism 3
ADMJ 1246  Financing Terrorism 3
ADMJ 1265 Advanced Topics in Criminology (#) 3
ADMJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections (#) 3
ADMJ 1350 Probation and Parole 3
ADMJ 1410 Introduction to Criminal Procedure (also offered as LEGLST 1141) (#) 3
ADMJ 1425 Principles of Homeland Security 3
ADMJ 1450 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (#) 3
ADMJ 1495 Comparative Justice in Ireland (summer study abroad offering) 3
ADMJ 1900 Pre-Service Internship (●) 1-6
ADMJ 1901 Independent Study 1-3
LEGLST 1230 Psychology and the Law (#) 3

Tip: Download our handy planning checklist to track your progress towards your CGS program requirements.


Wesley Hiers, PhD
Director, Administration of Justice & Legal Studies Programs
2203 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh