Criminal Justice Undergrad


You will learn all aspects of the criminal justice system, from policing to corrections and everything in between.

Beyond the basic required courses, you can pursue advanced courses in many areas including the historical, international, social science, and legal facets of criminal justice studies, including juvenile and criminal justice processes of our local, state and federal government.


Criminal Justice: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Criminal justice graduates shape policy and improve lives, from the city street to the park patrol, from immigration to litigation.

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Online & Off-Campus Options

Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • If you are thinking about a criminal justice or political science major and would like to utilize vital analytical thinking skills while improving your public speaking and trial abilities, think about joining to the nationally known USD Mock Trial Team. 

  • This active club organizes trips, brings speakers to campus, and sponsors other social and academic activities throughout the year. 

After Graduation

Potential Careers

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation, court services and court administration
  • Juvenile justice
  • Law
  • Social services
  • Other government services
  • Private sector
  • Education

Success Stories

Success Stories

Go to class, take notes, find an internship in your field and make the most of it. Noah Umscheid, 2012 Graduate