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Criminal Justice Major, B.S.

I. Required Core Courses

CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society (4 credits)
CRJS 3201 Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice (4 credits)
CRJS 3304 Police Process (4 credits)
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process (4 credits)
CRJS 3306 Correctional Process (4 credits)
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law (4 credits)
CRJS 4920 Directed Group Study (4 credits)

Subtotal 28 Credits

II. Required Track

Select one of the tracks below:

ALERT: To be licensed by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board in order to practice law enforcement in Minnesota, a student must be certified in crash injury management, as an emergency medical technician, or obtain a Red Cross Advanced Certificate by taking HLTH 3600. In addition, CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation, CRJS 3360 Criminal Procedure and Evidence, CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations, and a course in Traffic Code must be completed. A psychological examination and background investigation are also required.

A. Law Enforcement with Internship

CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency (4 credits )
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation (4 credits )
CRJS 3360 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (4 credits )
CRJS 4103 Criminal Justice Diversity (3 credits )
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations (4 credits )
CRJS 4970 Internship (12 credits )
Required electives (7 credits)

B. Corrections with Internship

CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency (4 credits )
CRJS 3360 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (4 credits )
CRJS 3380 Community Corrections (3 credits )
CRJS 4103 Criminal Justice Diversity (3 credits )
CRJS 4420 Legal Aspects of Corrections (3 credits )
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations (4 credits )
CRJS 4970 Internship (12 credits )
Required electives (5 credits)

C. Criminal Justice with Internship

CRJS 2200 Systems Dynamics (3 credits )
CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency (4 credits )
CJRS 3334 Criminal Justice Planning (3 credits )
CRJS 4970 Internship (12 credits )
Required electives (16 credits)

D. Criminal Justice (non-internship)

CRJS 2200 Systems Dynamics (3 credits )
CRJS 2221 Comparative Criminal Justice (3 credits )
CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency (4 credits )
CRJS 3334 Criminal Justice Planning (3 credits )
Required electives (25 credits)

Subtotal 38 Credits

III. Required Electives

Note: Asterisked (*) courses either have prerequisites not included in this major or require consent of instructor.

*CHEM 2210 Criminalistics (3 credits)
and CHEM 2270 Criminalistics Laboratory (1 credit)
CRJS 1000 The American Legal System (3 credits)
CRJS 2200 Systems Dynamics (3 credits)
CRJS 2221 Comparative Justice (3 credits)
CRJS 3319 Topics in Criminal Justice (1-2 credits)
CRJS 3334 Criminal Justice Planning (3 credits)
CRJS 3344 Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence (3 credits)
CRJS 3351 Criminal Profiling (3 credits)
CRJS 3355 Drugs and Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CRJS 3356 Introduction to Homeland Security (4 credits)
CRJS 3357 Applied Civil Law (3 credits)
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation (4 credits)
CRJS 3360 Criminal Procedure (4 credits)
CRJS 3380 Community Corrections (3 credits)
CRJS 4103 Criminal Justice Diversity (3 credits)
CRJS 4420 Legal Aspects of Corrections (3 credits)
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations (4 credits)
CRJS 4487 Offender Intervention (3 credits)
*HLTH 3600 Emergency Response (3 credits)
INST 1107 Introduction to Indian Studies (2 credits)
NRSG 3457 Sexual Abuse (2 credits)
*SOC 2230 Ethnic and Minority Group Relations (3 credits)

Total Semester Credits Required For Major 66 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR, B.S.

The following is a list of required Criminal Justice courses for the B.S. major, arranged by year. This schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion; however these are only suggestions and this schedule is flexible.

Freshman

Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore

CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society
CRJS 3201 Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
CRJS 3304 Police Process
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process
Liberal Education requirements

Junior

CRJS 3306 Correctional Process
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law
CRJS 4970 Internship
Selected track courses
Minor/free electives

Senior

CRJS 4920 Directed Group Study
Selected track courses
Minor/free electives


Criminal Justice Minor

Required Courses

Note: Asterisked (*) courses have prerequisites not included in this minor or require consent of instructor. Consent may be granted if the student has taken an instructor-approved equivalent course from another department.

CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society (4 credits)
*CRJS 3304 Police Process (4 credits)
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process (4 credits)
*CRJS 3306 Correctional Process (4 credits)
Select 9 additional elective credits in CRJS courses at the 3000 level or higher.

Total Semester Credits Required for Minor 25 Credits


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