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Major: Criminal Justice and Corrections


Introduction

Criminal justice and corrections programs prepare students to study the theories and principles of correctional science, organization management, and criminal justice.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Corrections
  • Corrections Administration
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations
  • Cultural/Archaelogical Resources Protection
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
  • Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing
  • Law Enforcement Record-Keeping and Evidence Management
  • Maritime Law Enforcement
  • Protective Services Operations
  • Securities Services Administration/Management
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Suspension and Debarment Investigation

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 405 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 28 graduates

Associates degree, 633 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 694 graduates

Master degree**, 50 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria
Alexandria Technical & Community College - Online Alexandria
Bemidji State University Bemidji
Bemidji State University - Online Bemidji
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Century College White Bear Lake
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park
Hibbing Community College Hibbing
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights
Inver Hills Community College - Online Inver Grove Heights
Metropolitan State University - St. Paul Saint Paul
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State College Southeast - Online Red Wing
Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing Red Wing
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona Winona
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Worthington
Normandale Community College Bloomington
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park
Northland Community and Technical College - Thief River Falls Thief River Falls
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City
Rainy River Community College International Falls
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Hutchinson
Ridgewater College - Online Hutchinson
Ridgewater College - Willmar Willmar
Riverland Community College - Austin Austin
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
St. Cloud State University - Online St. Cloud
Vermilion Community College Ely
Winona State University Winona

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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