Mar 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement (SCJL) - BS Major

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64 credits (no minor required)

2.5 GPA required.

C grade or better required in major courses.

Sociology: Criminal Justice

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Criminal Justice program once courses below are completed with a C grade or better.


  1. Computer skills are a necessary requirement for employment in the criminal justice profession. It is strongly recommended that students complete a computer science course.
  2. The student must be admitted to the Criminal Justice program in order to enroll in any 400-level or track course.
  3. Note that all field courses have an additional fee to cover malpractice liability insurance.
  4. Upon application to the criminal justice program, students select one or both specialization track options: Law Enforcement or Corrections. If both tracks are selected, the student must complete two separate internships: SOC 461 - Criminal Justice Internship Corrections & SOC 462 - Criminal Justice Internship Law Enforcement.

Law Enforcement (SCJL) (37 credits)


* Successful completion of SOC 420 - Minnesota Criminal Code  is required for POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certification in Minnesota. Students seeking peace officer licensure in the state of Minnesota must successfully complete SOC 420 - Minnesota Criminal Code  in addition to the summer skills component.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

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