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.
The criminal justice, sociology and gerontology learning community gives you the opportunity to live and learn with other first-year students in the same major.
Criminal Justice Student Success Stories
It took Alyssa Lopez 16 years to finish her degree. She was able to do it thanks to support from her parents and professors. Now she supports others who face obstacles.
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.
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.