Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science

The Criminal Justice B.S. offers four emphases that will allow every student to choose the correct career path for them. From law enforcement to tribal justice, there is an emphasis for everyone.

Corrections Emphasis

A Criminal Justice degree with an emphasis in corrections will prepare you for a career in probation, court services, correctional facilities and legal assistance.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

Law Enforcement Emphasis

This emphasis will prepare you for a career in becoming a licensed Peace Officer (Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, State Trooper, Conservation Officer, or other professions entrusted with upholding the law). Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program with a Law Enforcement emphasis you will meet the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) academic requirements. Graduates will need to successfully complete the Skills program offered by Skills providers outside of BSU.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

Tribal Justice Emphasis

The Tribal Justice emphasis is a collaboration with the Indigenous Studies program. This emphasis is designed to examine the justice practices and principals specific to the unique cultural, political, and historical background of American Indians.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.