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Criminal Justice Department

Program

Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Minor
Certificate Program in Police Management and Investigation
Articulation Agreements

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice (120 cr)
General Education (38 cr)

Required Criminal Justice Core Courses (24 cr)
No substitutions; equivalent courses from other universities may be counted with advisor and department chair approval.

Required Criminal Justice Elective Courses (21 cr)
Choose from any combination of the following; no substitutions; equivalent courses from other universities may be counted with advisor and department chair approval.

May be repeated once for 3 credit hours; consent of instructor. Prerequisite: all core courses must be completed.

Electives (37 cr)

Criminal Justice Minor (21 cr)
Required Courses (21 cr)

Certificate Program in Police Management and Investigation (18 cr)
This is a non-degree program for regular campus students which is generally designed for students to complete coursework within two semesters. This program will most specifically meet the needs of the Air Force military personnel as their need for knowledge in this specific area is in demand on a daily basis.
Required Courses (18 cr)

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreement - Lake Region State College
Minot State University has the following Articulation Agreement for MSU students to attend one semester at Lake Region State College to enroll in their courses to completethe North Dakota Peace Officers Training Certificate. This agreement indicates how the LRSC credits will be applied to the MSU Criminal Justice bachelor's degree.

    Lake Region                               Minot State
    CSCI 101 Intro to Computers               Curriculum Equivalents
    OR
    BOTE 127 Information Processing           Curriculum Equivalents
    HPER 165 First Responder                  General Elective
    HPER 299 Physical Training                General Elective
    CJ 101 Fundamentals of Law Enforcement    CJ Required Elective
    CJ 102 Investigation Techniques           CJ Required Elective
    CJ 104 Defensive Tactics                  CJ Required Elective
    CJ 150 Patrol Procedures                  CJ Required Elective
    CJ 155 Police Skills                      CJ Required Elective
    CJ 157 Correctional Officer Skills        CJ Required Elective

Articulation Agreement - POST (Peace Officer Standard Training Program)
Minot State University Criminal Justice Department and Lake Region State College POST Program have formed a partnership to allow an entering freshman student who is majoring in Criminal Justice and who follows the suggested program of study to graduate in four years with both a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and be certified by the POST.

POST training is open to Minot State University Criminal Justice majors during the spring of their senior year. Students must make application to the Lake Region POST Program, meet physical and other requirements including a criminal background check. Following the suggested program of Criminal Justice study at Minot State University does not guarantee acceptance into the POST Program. For more information contact the Criminal Justice Department at Minot State University. Curriculum requirements are posted on the Criminal Justice website at www.minotstateu.edu/cj.

Articulation Agreement - Fish and Wildlife Management
Minot State University, Dakota College at Bottineau, and Turtle Mountain Community College at Belcourt have a partnership agreement that creates a unique focus within a criminal justice degree. Through this agreement students complete the two year Associate Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management at Dakota College in Bottineau and basic

criminal justice courses at Turtle Mountain Community College. Then, students transfer to Minot State University as juniors, where they will complete advanced courses in criminal justice, crimes against wildlife, and fulfill remaining degree requirements leading to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Students interested to complete this Program should contact the Criminal Justice Department at Minot State University or the Fish and Wildlife Management Program at Dakota College. Curriculum requirements are posted on the Criminal Justice Department website at www.minotstateu.edu/cj.