College of Human Services and Behavioral Sciences

Criminal Justice POST Certificate

The Criminal Justice POST certificate is dedicated to the development of academic and practical application skills, competence and honing of safety, security, ethical, and empathic care and concern for the welfare of others.  The certificate prepares students to become lifelong learners dedicated to serving the needs of culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings and roles within the POST-Licensure Peace Officer capacity.  The degree equips students with skills to lead, educate, provide service ,and serve in several types of roles in criminal justice settings locally, state and federal agencies within Minnesota.  

The certificate program is for students who have earned a regionally accredited degree in another discipline, currently working in a non-licensed criminal justice field of service hoping to earn a MN POST Licensure eligibility for a peace officer position, students who transfer in from other related criminal justice degree programs, and students who have a military background coupled with a degree and aspire to work in the criminal justice system as eligible POST-Licensure Peace Officers.  

The Criminal Justice Certificate is not eligible for Title IV funding.  

CJU 472Cultural Considerations in Criminal Justice Systems4
CJU 461Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice4
CJU 487Delinquent and Criminal Behaviors Across the Life Course4
CJU 405Minnesota State Criminal Law and Traffic Codes4
CJU 483Exploring the Criminal Mind and Identifying Suspect Behavior4
CJU 478Contemporary Issues in the Criminal Justice System4
Total Credits24