You have a heart for service to the community—and we have the heart to help see you succeed. NAU’s Criminal Justice degree program at its school in Minneapolis (Roseville) provides you with the skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field and prepare you to join other admirable public servants in your community. With active law enforcement officers and attorneys teaching many of our courses—you will receive the foundation you need coupled with real world experience from the field.
The program’s mission is to equip students with the ability to think critically about the cause and effect of criminal behavior; to approach investigations, corrections, and rehabilitation using current evidence-based practices; to provide students with the ethical guidelines and skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field; and to prepare students to join the ranks of exemplary public servants in their communities.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (866) 628-6387 or visit the Roseville campus page.
- Introduction to Forensics in Criminal Justice
- U.S. Corrections
- Criminal Law
- Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security and Terrorism
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
State certification bodies and individual agencies may have additional criteria that must be met before a candidate can become a certified or licensed law enforcement officer. Please review that criterion with the state, agency, or department of interest.
NAU is not a Minnesota POST Board Certified Professional Peace Officer Education Program. Without reciprocity, students in Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the licensing exam upon completion of an NAU Bachelor Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree Programs.
NAU also offers Criminal Justice at the bachelor’s degree level and as a concentration area for the Master of Management degree program.
“Working as a CNA for the past 6 years, Shakiera was needing a career change. Being able to get signed up right away for the Phlebotomy course is what helped motivate Shakiera to get started with NAU. “I chose NAU because they worked with me due to financial reasons and there wasn’t a waiting list to get signed up for classes.” Once Shakiera graduates she plans on getting certified and then wants to work in a clinic until she is able to start her nursing program."
Shakiera Marsaw (student)
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About Minneapolis - Roseville Campus
National American University’s Roseville campus is conveniently located near the Rosedale Shopping Center. The Roseville campus has been serving students in the Minneapolis area since 1974, and has long been considered one of NAU’s flagship campus locations. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Roseville campus offers excellent degree programs in medical assisting, paralegal studies, and pharmacy technician. Located north of Har Mar Mall, the Roseville campus is easily accessible from Highway 36 and Snelling Avenue. It is one of five convenient NAU campuses in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis / St. Paul) area.