May 12, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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BS Major - Sociology: Criminal Justice (SCJC; SCJL)

62 S.H. (No Minor Required)

Required Courses for Law Enforcement and Corrections Options

(30 S.H.)


A student must apply to the Criminal Justice program upon completion of all 100- and 200-level courses listed above.



  1. STAT 110 - Fundamentals of Statistics  is not a prerequisite for admission to the Criminal Justice program.
  2. Computer skills are a necessary requirement for employment in the profession of criminal justice. It is strongly recommended that the student complete a computer science course.
  3. The student must also be admitted to the Criminal Justice program in order to enroll in any 400-level or track course.
  4. Note that all field courses have an additional fee to cover malpractice liability insurance.

Track Specialization

Upon application to the criminal justice program, students select one or both of the specialization tracks. If both tracks are selected, the student must complete two separate internships: one in corrections ( SOC 461 - Criminal Justice Internship Corrections ) and one in law enforcement ( SOC 462 - Criminal Justice Internship Law Enforcement  ). See required courses for corrections and law enforcement below.

Law Enforcement Option (SCJL)

32 S.H.

Electives (11 S.H.)

11 S.H. at the 300- or 400-level within the department


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

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