Department of Criminal Justice Studies

As an undergraduate or graduate student in the Criminal Justice Studies, you will join a distinguished program whose faculty are known for studying, teaching and leading research on the latest criminal justice issues while preparing and producing leaders of criminal justice agencies across the country.

The Department of Criminal Justice Studies offers graduate programs that focus on larger context of crime, its existence and its impact on society.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice exposes students to the responses of crime by corrections, courts, police, and other criminal justice-related organizations. Students are prepared for graduate studies or professional schools as well as for careers in criminal justice. The Department of Criminal Justice Studies offers an undergraduate Advising Center, scholarships and career advice.

All about us

  • Undergraduate & Graduate

    Earn a bachelor's or master's degree or complete advanced work in executive leadership of public safety organizations.
  • P.O.S.T. licensing

    We're certified. We collaborate with other programs. And, we get the job done.
  • Need help transferring

    Find out how St. Cloud State's programs can help you round out the work you've done at other schools.
  • Outstanding in the field

    Book and textbook authors. Researchers. Speakers. Our faculty are engaged in producing and knowing the latest data and insight on criminal justice issues.
  • Internships

    We partner locally, nationally and internationally to provide students with meaningful opportunities to practice their craft.