The Criminal Justice major at Minnesota State University Moorhead is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program. You will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and be eligible to work in many fields related to law enforcement, courts, corrections, reentry and victim services. The Criminal Justice program allows you the flexibility to shape your career path to your own interests.
MSUM’s Juvenile Justice minor is one of the only programs in the United States where you’ll learn prevention and intervention strategies for dealing with at-risk youth and juvenile delinquents.
The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training has certified MSUM’s law enforcement program. You can become a licensed police officer in the state of Minnesota by earning your Criminal Justice degree at MSUM and completing a 15-credit Law Enforcement SKILLS program.
Five concentrations allow you to focus on the aspect of Criminal Justice that interests you most. Concentrations include: Gerontology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.
Prestigious internship opportunities allow you to explore exciting careers in the criminal justice system and gain related work experience prior to graduation.
Criminal Justice Student Success Stories
George Soule always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. After building a successful career, the 1976 alumnus now supports other American Indian students who have dreams of their own. MSUM recently named the American Indian Center in his honor.
The relationship that mentor builds with their mentee is mutually beneficial. The student gets connected with someone that can give them insight into the reality of the career path they are pursuing.
Your education will extend far beyond the classroom when pursuing a Criminal Justice degree at MSU Moorhead. From prestigious internships to student organizations and everything in between, you'll have ample opportunity to explore opportunities related to your major outside the classroom.