BSU Catalog Home | Criminal Justice Course Descriptions
Dr. Michael Herbert (Chair; email@example.com), Dr. Don Bradel, Dr. Troy Gilbertson, Ms. Janet Prater, Dr. Rodney Witt
The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice is a generalist degree preparing students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and other public and private agencies concerned with the prevention and investigation of crime. The program allows majors to choose one of four areas of specialization within the discipline that best prepares them for their career choice. This preparation includes a combination of course work, internships, and special research projects. Students considering this major are encouraged to develop a proficiency in writing. The degree is also appropriate for students who choose to pursue advanced study in criminal justice or law.
Completion of the Criminal Justice degree at Bemidji State University satisfies the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) academic requirements.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
- Asset Protection
- Court Administration
- Customs Inspection
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Law Enforcement
- Parole Officer
- Private Security Services
- Probation Officer
- Also: Graduate Study
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.