Criminal Justice BS

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 delivered online, only on-campus in Bemidji)

Program Highlights


All admitted, degree-seeking students are eligible for this program. Consider completing the Minnesota transfer curriculum first, to simplify the completion of your major and degree requirements from BSU.

Criminal Justice (BS) major requirements

48 major credits – view catalog for requirements. 120 credits are required to complete a BA or BS degree.

Delivery options

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