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Offenders, Risk Assessment, and Corrections

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Our criminal justice program will expose you to relevant social, political, economic, and philosophical issues confronting the justice system both within the U.S. and in other countries.

The offenders, risk assessment, and corrections minor will offer you, a student interested in pursuing a career in probation, parole, and corrections, a comprehensive understanding of offender risk assessment, practices, and policies in probation/parole, and community and institutional corrections. The minor also meets student and practitioner expectations related to knowledge and skill sets to adequately prepare you for a career path in corrections and offender rehabilitation.

Criminal justice degree options at Minot State: 
Bachelor of Science (BS) with a Major in Criminal Justice 
Minors in:
    Criminal Justice
    Police Management and Investigations
    Law and Legal Studies
    Offenders, Risk Assessment, and Corrections 
Concentration in Criminal Justice Research and Policy Evaluation

Required courses
The minor consists of seven courses or 21 semester hours of study:

  • CJ 320 Community Corrections (3 SH)
  • CJ 380 Corrections (3 SH)
  • CJ 382 Correctional Rehabilitation (3 SH)
  • CJ 383 Offender Risk Assessment and Typology (3 SH)
  • CJ 387 Punishment: From Corporal to Capital (3 SH)
    Choose 2 of the following 3 courses:
  • CJ 381 Institutional Corrections (3 SH)
  • CJ 384 Special Correctional Populations (3 SH)
  • CJ 386 Juvenile Corrections (3 SH)

Students who are not criminal justice majors are also allowed to complete the minor. Contact the Minot State Department of Criminal Justice to declare a minor.

Program options (Catalog Links)

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Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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