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
MSUM alumni serve where they’re called—across the globe and in their own backyards.
The White Earth Indian reservation's rural location and lack of economic forces make it difficult to attract, and keep, health professionals. But MSUM alumnae are helping to make this a better community.
They may not be seated directly at your bedside holding your hand or administering an IV, but health advocates are found every step of the way, assisting in the background work in various capacities, spreading awareness, and fighting for funding.
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.