What can you do with a
criminal justice degree?
With your skills in criminal justice, you could find success in these careers:
What's the Difference at DWU?
- Graduate in just two or four years, depending on your degree choice.
- Expose yourself to a variety of justice-related disciplines including law, law enforcement, juvenile services, courts, criminology, research and more.
- Find your area of interest with classes like forensic investigation, financial and white collar crimes; terrorism and Homeland Security; wildlife law enforcement; legal studies and more.
- Learn from experienced instructors with criminal justice backgrounds.
- Dive into a justice-related internship for real-world experience.
Criminal Justice Courses
Take a closer look at the classes you will take within the criminal justice program.
CRJ 433 Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRJ 395 Constitutional Criminal Justice
CRJ 381 Criminal Justice Ethics
CRJ 373 Probation and Parole Procedures
CRJ 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 258 Criminology
CRJ 261 Criminal Law
An associate’s degree in human services from Mitchell Technical College may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, allowing for completion of this bachelor’s degree in just two years.
Get to Know Your Professors
Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.
Joel Reinesch, M.A.
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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.
Here are just some of the organizations where 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.