Criminal Justice Major
The Criminal Justice BA Program is designed for students who desire to enter or are newly entering a Criminal Justice System (CJS) profession and those already established seeking long-term career aspirations. The course content is an overarching view of the multi-systemic CJS highlighting foundational and evolving changes, current research trends, professionalism, ethics, creative decision-making, and leadership development as central themes throughout the program. This program offers students the opportunity to explore their criminal justice interests and develop leadership aptitude while building valuable, career-ready, and promotable skillsets upon graduation. The CJ-BA Program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academic licensure requirements, and continuing education (CE) credits toward annual licensure requirements.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education 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 442||Foundations of the Criminal Justice System||4|
|CJU 446||Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice||4|
|CJU 456||Building an Integrated Criminal Justice System||4|
|CJU 461||Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice||4|
|CJU 472||Cultural Considerations in Criminal Justice Systems||4|
|CJU 475||Ethical Dilemmas and Fundamental Leadership in the Criminal Justice System||4|
|CJU 478||Contemporary Issues in the Criminal Justice System||4|
|CJU 483||Exploring the Criminal Mind and Identifying Suspect Behavior||4|
|CJU 487||Delinquent and Criminal Behaviors Across the Life Course||4|
|Please choose from one of these courses:||4|
|Minnesota State Criminal Law and Traffic Codes (4)|
|Forensic Exploration in the Criminal Justice System (4)|
|CJU 495||Criminal Justice Experiential Learning eFolio||4|