Criminal Justice

Through our Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, you can complete the last two years of your four-year degree in criminal justice entirely online.

We offer a generalist degree program that will prepare you for a wide range of careers in law enforcement, corrections or other public and private agencies concerned with the prevention and investigation of crime.

Students can choose among four areas of emphasis:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Victimology
  • Tribal Justice (Note: required INST courses in the Tribal Justice emphasis are not yet offered online, only on-campus in Bemidji)

Program Highlights


You must transfer at least 24 semester credits to begin this online degree-completion program. Consider completing the Minnesota transfer curriculum first, to simplify your major and degree requirements from BSU.

Criminal Justice (BS) major requirements

48 credits – view catalog for requirements.

Delivery options

The Criminal Justice major is available completely online and also on-campus.