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Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Criminal Justice Studies


Why Criminal Justice Studies

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There are numerous careers one can choose from as a criminal justice major.  Some of the more frequently chosen careers are:

  • Police Officer
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Correctional counselor
  • Campus security
  • Homeland Security
  • Attorney (requires J.D. degree)
  • College instructor (requires graduate degree)
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Private security

What coursework is required?

All bachelor degrees at St. Cloud State University require students to complete a total of 120 semester credits.  If you have completed your Associate in Arts (AA) degree at Ridgewater College, you have already earned 64 semester credits and completed all required general education courses. The balance of credits can be earned in major, minor, or elective areas and must include a minimum of 45 credits of coursework at the upper division (300-400) level.

Criminal Justice Studies courses include:

  • Introduction to criminal justice in law enforcement, courts and corrections
  • Research methods
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Internships
  • Senior Thesis; and
  • Seminar courses such as:
    • Interviewing and Interrogation
    • Peace Keeping Skills
    • Death Investigation
    • Organized Crime
    • Forensic Photography
    • Criminal Behavior

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For course selection contact:
The Criminal Justice Undergraduate Academic Advisors:
320-308-3016 or Email:

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