• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
    No ACT/SAT required
  • Application Deadlines
    Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • Department
    Liberal Arts and Education

The Criminal Justice BS from the University of Minnesota Crookston provides students with the knowledge that prepares them for careers in law enforcement, corrections, and other public and private agencies. Learn about the prevention and investigation of crime, US laws, and the legal system. Develop the essential skills, values, and ethical consciousness that will allow you to flourish in this field with a degree from University of Minnesota Crookston. The Criminal Justice major offers two areas of emphasis: Corrections and Law Enforcement.

Read more about the program.

Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major and the semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Sample Courses

  • CRJS 2500 – Introduction to Policing (3.0 cr)
  • CRJS 3505 – Judicial Process (3.0 cr)
  • CRJS 3515 – Criminal Justice Ethics (3.0 cr)
  • CRJS 3525 – Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3.0 cr)
  • CRJS 3530 – Criminal Justice Diversity (3.0 cr)

Online Catalog


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Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC) for additional information.

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466, ext. 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu