Mayville State University is offering a bachelor's degree program in Criminal Justice beginning with the Fall Semester of 2024.

Classes leading to the degree are available on campus and online.

The Criminal Justice and Safety Studies bachelor’s degree program will include both a major and a minor in criminal justice.

Students will be prepared for careers in various aspects of the criminal justice system and safety management. Through theoretical knowledge and practical skills, graduates will be provided with the tools needed to make a positive community impact.

Common career opportunities for individuals with degrees in criminal justice include detective and criminal investigator, emergency management coordinator, Homeland Security specialist, compliance officer, crime analyst, police officer, probation officer, legal assistant, and policy analyst.

Core coursework within the major will develop student knowledge in criminal law and procedures, policing, and law enforcement, corrections, and rehabilitation, criminal justice ethics and diversity, and safety and security management. Students will complete an internship in a related career area or complete the Peace Officer Training Certificate through Lake Region State College.

Students may elect to pursue further education by pursuing graduate degrees in criminal justice, public policy, law, or related fields.

See the Criminal Justice information sheet for details, including course requirements.

Contact Teri Wright in the MSU Advising Center with questions on the B.S. in Criminal Justice at phone: 701-788-5251 or

teri.wright@mayvillestate.eduAPPLY NOW to Mayville State's Criminal Justice and Safety Studies program.

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