The Criminal Justice major with a law enforcement emphasis of study provides students with knowledge about the nature and causes of crime and delinquency, an understanding of the law and the role and function of law enforcement as it intersects with corrections, courts, victims and victim services in American society.

A Criminal Justice major within a liberal arts framework will develop the knowledge, values and ethical consciousness essential for successful management and leadership in criminal justice and related human service professions.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a law enforcement emphasis prepares students for careers in law enforcement as well as other professions within the criminal justice system and public and private agencies concerned with public safety. This preparation includes a combination of course work, internships and focused 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.

The Criminal Justice degree with a law enforcement emphasis at Bemidji State University Minnesota is a Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) accredited program.