Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Studies


As an undergraduate or graduate student of Criminal Justice Studies at St. Cloud State University, 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 across the country.

Criminal Justice Studies major and minor program course delivery methods

Course delivery methods may be on campus, online*, hyflex, or hybrid (synchronously online) formats. 

*Undergraduate degree is not offered completely online. Online courses offered each semester vary, determined by available resources.

Our goal is to provide students access to the classroom in multiple and innovative ways to best suit their schedule and living arrangements, and graduate in a timely fashion with a high-quality courses and a marketable degree in criminal justice studies.

All about us

BA in Criminal Justice Studies

Earn a bachelor's degree that will prepare you employment in the criminal justice field of your choice. Select an emphasis: Public and Private Safety, Corrections and Reentry or Victim Services.

MS in Criminal Justice Studies

Go to the next level and join the ranks of the several hundred students who have completed a MS in Criminal Justice Studies.

Minor in Criminal Justice Studies

There's nothing minor about it. A minor in Criminal Justice Studies enhances and complements any major at St. Cloud State. Harness your pivot power with only 21 credits of coursework.

POST Licensure

We are certified by the Minnesota POST Board and guide students through the completion of summer Skills training at the institution of their choice.

Department Research

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

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Trained and ready to assist, our advisors can guide you to the completion of your degree.

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