College of Health and Science

Criminal Justice Major (BA Adult; Online Only)

This program’s objective is to enhance interest, experience, and knowledge in the field of criminal justice. Professionalism, ethics, and leadership remain central themes throughout the program. Individual and organizational dynamics are explored from a systems thinking perspective, focusing on criminal justice. The study of history, research, and trends impacting the criminal justice system are examined as they interrelate with a changing society. This program is designed for students working in the criminal justice field who desire to improve the work they do, to position themselves for promotional opportunities, and to facilitate life transition.

Note: This degree program is not intended for Minnesota peace officer licensure, but will qualify for continuing education credits where accepted.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required (and in sequence):
CJU 402Returning Student Seminar for Criminal Justice4
CJU 422Information Literacy in Criminal Justice4
CJU 437Systems Thinking in Criminal Justice4
CJU 452Constitutional Law4
CJU 451Diversity in Criminal Justice4
CJU 435Philosophy of Values and Ethics4
CJU 431Inside the Criminal Mind4
CJU 453Troubled Youth in the Criminal Justice Corrections System4
CJU 455Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice4
CJU 490Criminal Justice Portfolio4
Total Credits40