As a criminal justice student at St. Cloud State, you'll learn how society deals with crime and other forms of injustice and victimization – and how to prevent it. The Criminal Justice Studies program emphasizes the parallels of law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, private security and various service agencies.
- Small classes, individual attention and close student-faculty interaction and mentorships.
- Students are eligible to participate in more than a dozen Education Abroad programs, including England, Germany, Australia and South Africa.
- St. Cloud State's criminal justice program has articulation agreements with Alexandria Technical College and Central Lakes College.
- 40 percent of St. Cloud Police Department officers are criminal justice alumni
- More than 250 regional law enforcement managers have completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) course hosted annually at St. Cloud State.
- More than 375 graduates with master's degrees in criminal justice; 113 with master's degrees in public safety executive leadership.
- FBI National Academy partnership offers St. Cloud State degrees to academy graduates.
- Department adjunct faculty teach up-to-the minute courses from the perspective of prosecuting and defense lawyers, police chiefs, correctional officers, women's advocates, law enforcement officers, people of color, judges, probation officers and others.
- CJS offers its own Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, which is staffed by graduate assistants fall, spring and summer.
- All CJS bachelor's degree holders have completed a senior thesis.
University Facts & Stats
- 1,538 enrolled in online criminal justice courses in 2015-16
- Average classroom size: 26 students
- More than 120 undergraduate internship sites in Minnesota
- 1,100+ international students
- Average class size: 23 students
- Security/risk management
- Local, county and state law enforcement
- FBI/Secret Service agent
- Border Patrol/Immigration & Customs enforcement
- Youth/probation counselor
- Juvenile system advocate
- U.S. marshal