Applied Studies: Criminal Justice


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Criminal Justice degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an AAS from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The Criminal Justice Studies program will equip you to understand the causes of and means to prevent crime and to work effectively in the criminal justice field as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or in the courts or probation fields.  Your coursework will include the criminal justice system, the workings of the police, courts and corrections departments, and an understanding of how they work together. 

Where You Could Work

  • Correctional institutions
  • Criminal courts
  • Community corrections departments
  • Nonprofit court diversion programs

Potential Job Titles

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Correction Officer
  • Court Clerk
  • Probation Officer
  • Pretrial Services Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist


Part 1. General Education Core
Part 2. Biblical Studies Core
Part 3. Applied Area & General Electives
65 Credits