Effect of Criminal Convictions on Selected Majors

If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.

The following sources of information may be helpful regarding the effect of criminal records on future employment opportunities:

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 609B Collateral Sanctions: http://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609B

Minnesota Legislature’s Overview of Background Check Statutes: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/bkgdchck.pdf

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