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B.S. Criminal Justice - online

Earn a four-year degree in criminal justice entirely online or apply credits from an A.S. or A.A.S degree an finish the remaining credits online.

Bemidji State University offers the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science major courses online with an emphasis in one of four areas including Law Enforcement with Internship, Corrections with Internship, Criminal Justice with Internship and Criminal Justice (non-internship). The online Criminal Justice major program permits you to complete your degree according to your schedule, at your convenience from anywhere in the world.

The Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice is a generalist degree that prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and other public and private agencies concerned with the prevention and investigation of crime. Completion of the criminal justice degree from Bemidji State satisfies the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) academic requirements.

Advantages of the BSU Online Criminal Justice degree

  • A degree from an accredited Minnesota state university.
  • The majority of online classes are taught by BSU full-time faculty, allowing for long-term relationships with professors and the University.
  • Low-cost Minnesota resident tuition for ALL students.
  • The program provides flexibility for students by offering 4-5 required major courses each semester entirely online, plus options for online elective credits. You may choose to take as many or as few courses a semester as best fits your schedule and needs.

For further information please contact Dr. Troy Gilbertson.

Planned Course Schedule

The following courses are part of the core curriculum and will be offered in specified semesters.

Fall 08Spring 09
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society
CRJS 2221 Comparative Justice
CRJS 3201 Statistics and Research Methods
CRJS 3306 Correctional Process
CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency
CRJS 3344 Domestic Violence
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation
CRJS 3380 Community Corrections
CRJS 3304 Police Process
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process
CRJS 2200 Systems Dynamics
CRJS 2221 Comparative Justice
CRJS 4103 Criminal Justice Diversity
Fall 09Spring 10
CRJS 1000 American Legal System
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society
CRJS 3201 Criminal Justice Statistics
CRJS 3306 Correctional Process
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation
CRJS 3304 Police Process
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process
CRJS 3315 Criminology and Delinquency
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations
CRJS 4920 Directed Group Study
Fall 10Spring 11
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society
CRJS 3201 Criminal Justice Statistics
CRJS 3306 Correctional Process
CRJS 3334 Planning in CJ Agencies
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation
CRJS 3304 Police Process
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations
Fall 11Spring 12
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society
CRJS 3201 Criminal Justice Statistics
CRJS 3306 Correctional Process
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation
CRJS 3360 Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CRJS 3304 Police Process
CRJS 3305 Judicial Process
CRJS 3380 Community Corrections
CRJS 4480 Police and Community Relations
CRJS 4920 Directed Group Study