Enforce the Law
Take your first step toward a criminal justice career with DWU’s program. Study the theories of law, then learn how to apply justice in your own community. Immerse yourself in activities and classes, and have confidence in the justice system when you land the job or move on to graduate school.
If a Bachelor of Arts degree is not in your plan, we also offer an Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice. Speak with your adviser, and explore your options.
What can you do with a criminal justice degree?
- Conservation officer
- Juvenile counselor
- Air marshal
- Court reporter
Criminal Justice Course Catalog
Study subjects such as:
- Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation
- Financial and White Collar Crimes
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
- Wildlife Law Enforcement
- Legal Studies
Take a closer look at the classes you will take in the criminal justice catalog.
An associate’s degree in human services from Mitchell Technical Institute may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, nonprofit administration and psychology, allowing completion of this bachelor’s degree in two years.
Nothing can replace learning the justice system firsthand. By taking part in an internship, you’ll expand your hiring potential and earn valuable working experience. Take advantage of our many connections in the field of criminal justice. Let your adviser or the Academic and Career Services Center know you’re interested, and we’ll help you find an internship that’s right for you.
Take a look at some of the organizations our students have interned with in the past.
- South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
- South Dakota State’s Attorney’s Offices
- South Dakota Department of Corrections
- South Dakota Judicial System, Court Services Department
- Sheriff and Police Departments
- Juvenile treatment facilities
- Drug and alcohol treatment centers
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Do You Like A Challenge?
Join your professors in their research. When you become a research assistant, you'll gain an in-depth perspective on the world of criminal justice. Let this experience ignite your desire to learn more. Interested? Contact Professor Jesse Weins for information on how you can get involved.
Get to Know Your Professors
Learn how to be a crime fighter from our teachers. Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.
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