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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts


The Criminal Justice 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.


Course Length

44 Credits


On Campus

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Janina Cich

Criminal Justice Program Director | Professor of Criminal Justice & Forensic Behavior Health

Elizabeth Glynn Chambers, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Jason Mereness

Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor