Criminal Justice

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
  • Criminologist
  • 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.


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 Center for Talent Development 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.

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.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at

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