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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice has close working relations with other disciplines to provide qualified personnel for all segments of the criminal justice system with a primary focus on law enforcement training and advancement.

The program is geared towards four major focuses:

  1. To produce trained personnel for all parts of the criminal justice system, and its related fields;
  2. To improve the understanding and ability of those currently working in the criminal justice field, as well as provide research and educational assistance to criminal justice agencies;
  3. To create a better understanding between the public and the criminal justice system; and,
  4. To provide a complete education in criminal justice for graduates who choose to pursue masters, doctoral, and law degrees after graduation.

Admission Requirements:

Admission Requirements for the Online Bachelor in Criminal Justice can be found at Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

How to Apply:

How you apply depends on the type of student you are:

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For more information about the online Bachelor in Criminal Justice, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by e-mail at

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