Major ID: TPCJ
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway provides students the opportunity to study specific types of crime, the theories of crime and punishment, the psychological and social origins of criminal behavior, and social value systems. Students will also examine criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation, recidivism, social attitudes concerning crime and the justice system, and criminal justice policy.
Students who successfully complete the Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice. With a degree in criminal justice, you can work in a number of careers fields within the justice system such as court administrators, social workers, parole officers, correctional officers and management positions.
- Differentiate law enforcement, courts, and corrections components of the U.S. criminal justice system.
- Apply criminological theory to contemporary problems and issues.
- Analyze the importance of diversity with regard to people, cultures, and roles in the criminal justice system.
- Use a variety of criminological sources.
- Communicate about diverse issues in the criminal justice system.
Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
- A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1711
- Associate of Science (AS) cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota.
Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.