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Criminal Justice

Chairperson: Mario L. Hesse
Address: 257 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.4101
Email: criminaljustice@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/criminaljustice

BA in Criminal Justice (45-49 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.65
  • To be eligible to apply for the BA in CJS or a BA in CJS with a concentration, students must have completed 12 credits at SCSU, including CJS 111, with an earned GPA of 2.65 or higher.

Notes

  • To be eligible to graduate with a BA in CJS or a BA in CJS with a concentration, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in CJS courses.
  • Licensure: The Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board criteria states that students who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement in the State of Minnesota must meet licensing requirements for both education and training.
  • To be eligible to attend the law enforcement skills training, students must complete CJS 111, CJS 421, CJS 422, and CJS 431 with a minimum GPA of 2.65. Students must also complete a Minnesota Emergency Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) approved First Responder level or higher certification.
  • PSY 201 has the prerequisites: PSY 115 and MATH 112 or equivalent; STAT 219 has prerequisites: MATH 193 or STAT 193 or satisfactory math placement score.

Program Requirements

30-43 Credits: Core (all concentrations) CJS 111, CJS 411, CJS 415, CJS 430, CJS 431, CJS 433, CJS 486, CJS 487, CJS 488, and PSY 200 and PSY 201, or SOC 304, or STAT 219. Corrections and Reentry Concentration: (9 credits) CJS 441, CJS 444, CJS 470. Victim Services Concentration: (9 credits) CJS 444, CJS 480, CJS 482. 21st Century Policing: (9 credits) CJS 420, CJS 444, CJS 465. Students electing the non-concentration, elective option are required to complete 15 credits from the list of CJS approved elective courses.

Electives

6-15 credits (CJS approved elective courses): CJS 305, CJS 325, CJS 401, CJS 420, CJS 421, CJS 422, CJS 425, CJS 441, CJS 444 (max. of 16 credits), CJS 445, CJS 446, CJS 450, CJS 455, CJS 457, CJS 461, CJS 465, CJS 470, CJS 473, CJS 480, CJS 482, CJS 485, CJS 489, CJS 490, CJS 496, CJS 199-499 (1-16 credits); CHEM 207, CHEM 307; CMST 412; ECON 381; ENGL 216; GEOG 490; HLTH 405; HIST 350; PHIL 212, PHIL 482; POL 413, POL 491, POL 492; SOC 366, SOC 367, SOC 368; SSCI 460, STAT 219. Courses required in the core or selected concentration cannot count as electives.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CJS 488.


Minor in Criminal Justice (21 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

9 Credits: CJS 111, CJS 411, CJS 415.

Electives

12 credit hours of elective courses must be chosen from those courses offered within the program major.





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