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Do You Want to Make a Difference?

Studying criminal justice at Normandale means you want to pursue a career where you are helping, protecting and advocating for people. If you want to help make a positive change in the lives of others — this is a great place to start.  

Our criminal justice program prepares you to seamlessly transfer to a four-year Minnesota State university in just two years.  

You’ll study a broad range of criminal justice topics — from constitutional law, to juvenile justice, to policing, to ethics.  You’ll come away with a foundational understanding of the criminal justice system, and your important role in it.  

Where Will Criminal Justice Take You?

With a criminal justice associate’s degree from Normandale, you’ll be transfer-ready to one of seven Minnesota State universities where you can pursue your bachelor’s degree.  

From there, your career path could go in many different directions depending on your interests. Graduates can choose to become police officers, probation officers, social workers, correctional officers, court clerks and more.*   

You’ll gain valuable skills in written and interpersonal communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving. Most importantly, you’ll have the skills you need to make a positive change in society.  

*Some of these careers will require additional coursework and licensure. 

Criminal Justice Program Basics

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