College of Arts & Sciences Criminal Justice

Student Testimonials

Austin Printz
"Every professor I have had at USD cares about the students and to me, that is something pretty rare anymore."

 

Austin Printz - Wright, WY
Major:  Criminal Justice
2013

I chose USD because of their excellent criminal justice program.  Mock trials with Professor McKeown made a huge impact on my college experience. Not only did I learn litigation skills from her, but I had fun acting as different roles, be it police officer, witness, or attorney.

The professors are my favorite part about USD. Every professor I have had at USD cares about the students and to me, that is something pretty rare anymore.  Professor Schorn has had the most impact on me. He got me interested in international relations and encourages students to try new adventures.

My post-graduation plans are to attend law school or work in foreign affairs.


Noah Umscheid
"Go to class, take notes, find an internship in your field and make the most of it."

 

Noah Umscheid - Mitchell, SD
Major:  Criminal Justice
2012 Alumni

I have always wanted to be in law enforcement and I chose USD because it has the best criminal justice program in the state.

My favorite part about USD has to be the smaller class sizes which allowed me to get the help and guidance I needed to excel in my major.  Having knowledgeable professors in the Criminal Justice Department helped me focus on additional classes to take to further my understanding of the criminal justice system.

In addition to my studies, I was able to complete an internship with the United States Marshals Service.

I am currently living in Vermillion, South Dakota and looking for a job in federal, state, or local law enforcement.