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Police Management and Investigation

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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 police management and investigations minor will offer you, a student interested in pursuing a career in federal, state, and local law enforcement or policing, a more comprehensive study of interview and investigation, use of force, and police administration and management. The minor also responds to student demands and practitioner expectations related to knowledge and skill sets designed to adequately prepare you for a career in law enforcement.

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 226 Introduction to Criminal Investigation (3 SH)
  • CJ 227 Crimes against Children (3 SH)
  • CJ 229 Interviewing and Interrogation (3 SH)
  • CJ 300 Policing (3 SH)
  • CJ 302 Use of Force in Policing (3 SH)
  • CJ 401 Administration of CJ Systems (3 SH)
  • CJ 402 Police Supervision (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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