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Criminal Justice at Concordia

The Concordia University Department of Criminal Justice is comprised of four full time staff who are dedicated to helping students pursue their dreams to earn a degree in our BA and MA programs. Undergraduate degrees in both the traditional classroom environment and online are available. Graduate programs are offered exclusively online and cater to the needs of working practitioners - flexible, accredited online degrees designed by and for working practitioners. The criminal justice department adjunct faculty are veterans from various disciplines of criminal justice and have a vested interest in students' success.

POST Programs

On March 23, 2011, the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved the following applications for Course Approval for Continuing Education Credits for MN peace officers and part-time peace officers:

POST Undergraduate Programs

  • Information Literacy in CJ, 9900-0021 - 60 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Corrections for CJ, 9900-0022 - 60 credits
  • Constitutional Law for CJ, 9900-0023 - 60 credits
  • Inside the Criminal Mind, 9900-0024 - 60 credits
  • Diversity in Criminal Justice, 9900-0025 - 60 credits
  • Philosophy of Values & Ethics in CJ, 9900-0026 - 60 credits
  • Practical Writing for CJ, 9900-0027 - 30 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in CJ, 9900-0028 - 30 credits
  • Criminal Justice Portfolio, 9900-0029 - 30 credits
  • Systems Thinking in CJ, 9900-0030 - 60 credits

POST Graduate Programs

  • Strategic Leadership, Course Number: 9900-0012, 30 Credits,
    Approval Dates:   03232011 - 03222014
  • Applied Ethics in CJ Leadership, 9900-0013 - 60 credits
  • Accessing Educational Resources in CJ Leadership, 9900-0014 - 60 credits
  • Criminal Justice Capstone, 9900-0015, 60 credits
  • Research Methods in CJ, 9900-0016 - 60 credits
  • Administration of Criminal Justice, 9900-0017 - 60 credits
  • Correctional Design, 9900-0018 - 60 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership, 9900-0019 - 60 credits
  • Legal & Legislative Issues, 9900-0020 - 60 credits

POST Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the course approval process, please contact Mary Bjornberg, Continuing Education Coordinator, 651-201-7787 or Erv Weinkauf, Concordia University Criminal Justice Department Chair, 651-603-6277


Adult Undergraduate Prgrams

Graduate Programs

Featured Students

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Amy Chavez '07

"The education I have received from Concordia has been priceless. I never imagined I would have gained the knowledge I have from the master's program."

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Randy McAlister

"I was able to apply concepts from class and have an immediate impact in my workplace."

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Sena Schweer '09

Sena Schweer '09

"Any concerns I had about the online model of earning my master's degree were quickly dismissed once I met Concordia staff and other students!"

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Faculty & Staff

Ervin Weinkauf
Chair, Criminal Justice Department

Michael Conner
Faculty, Criminal Justice Department
Louise Ehrhart
Admission Counselor


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