Students in the Criminal Justice program have the opportunity to explore the criminal justice system within the realm of social and behavioral science. The knowledge and expertise of the faculty, small classes and individual attention allow students to develop a deep understanding of the subject matter. Some key topics in the coursework include juvenile justice, community policing, the judicial process and criminal law.
Criminal Justice majors complete a 12-credit internship to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the criminal justice field. Concordia's metropolitan location allows students to choose from a variety of internship opportunities and to study and learn in settings that equip them to understand and interact with people from many different cultural backgrounds.
Students who find fulfillment in this area of study enjoy helping people and serving the community. They also have a strong sense of fairness and justice. The Criminal Justice curriculum meets the requirements for the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board certification for those interested in careers in law enforcement.