Professional Licensure Disclosures

Criminal Justice

Professional licensure requirements vary from state to state. Students who intend to pursue professional licensure outside of the State of Minnesota should contact the appropriate agency to seek guidance and information confirming licensing requirements. Students should be aware that licensure requirements are subject to change periodically and may include educational or degree requirements, professional examinations, background checks, character and fitness qualifications, work experience, fingerprinting, and other requirements. 

The University of St. Thomas Criminal Justice program prepares students to take the Minnesota Peace Officers licensing examination. Students who intend to take the Minnesota Peace Officers licensing examination must take CJUS 345 (Police Operations) and also complete SOCI 251 and PSYC 111. Students must also obtain First Responder certification. Contact Dr. Gladney, the department's Law Enforcement Education Coordinator, with any questions about the licensure and required courses.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice

Peace Officer License

Professional Licensure Disclosures by State

Criminal Justice BA

* Most States require the successful completion of some form of skills program/police academy in order to obtain a peace officer license.

If you have questions, please email Tanya Gladney, Law Enforcement Education Coordinator.

Date Updated: 12/01/2021