Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

When pursuing our criminal justice and legal studies degree in Minnesota, students participate in a challenging program with tremendous job potential. This major offers students a unique educational opportunity with real-world implications: to investigate—from a Christian perspective—diverse social, political, legal and ethical concerns embedded in complex criminal justice issues.


Why choose Criminal Justice + Legal Studies at Crown?


  • Solid career potential.


  • Hands-on experience in the field.


  • Classes are designed to provide students with practical experience in their area of study.


  • Students are encouraged to complete at least one internship/practicum in which they gain valuable real-world experience.


  • Covers multiple fields of study, simultaneously providing students with a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

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Serve others. Uphold justice.

The Christ-centered curriculum offers a broad overview of this growing field with multiple entry points into a career or specific advanced training in juvenile justice, security, probation, corrections, youth work, or the courts.

Sarah Hetchler, Crown College Student


My experience as a criminal justice and legal studies major has been transformative. The professors are incredibly intelligent and encouraging as we navigate our way through the criminal justice field. The opportunities provided for us students, will help us to succeed in our future careers.


Sarah Hetchler


You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Criminal Justice and Legal Studies majors have boundless opportunities.


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Yearly growth rate of justice majors at Crown


Students have interned with a judge since 2018


Let’s get in touch.

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There’s nothing like hands-on learning. Every Criminal Justice and Legal Studies major is encouraged and provided help to find an internship to gain real-life experience. Go beyond the classroom out into the courtrooms, neighborhoods, and precincts to discover your future career.

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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

What Will I Study?

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Law & Literature
  • History of War Weapons: Knives to WMDs
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Restorative Justice
  • Comparative Justice Systems
  • American Constitutional Law
  • General Psychology
  • Legal Studies
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