Criminal Justice

Major in Criminal Justice at USF

An accredited bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota will prepare you for both immediate career placement and graduate study in criminal justice and related fields.

Whether you seek a career in law enforcement, the field of law and corrections or any of the special programs that work in tandem with the criminal justice system, we can design a program of study that helps you reach your personal and professional goals – all with the values of a private, Christian university behind you.

Reasons to Major in Criminal Justice

With a foundation in social and behavioral science courses, a strong focus on service learning and abundant internship opportunities in Sioux Falls, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice prepares you to succeed wherever you are called to serve in the criminal justice field. Choose USF for the benefits of an accredited Christian university while gaining knowledge and skills valued in a variety of Criminal Justice careers.

Criminal Justice Degree Options

Major in Criminal Justice at USF and you’ll build a foundation for your future. Your Criminal Justice degree options include:

At USF, you’ll complete liberal arts core course requirements and a minimum of 39 semester hours in the Criminal Justice curriculum.

Criminal Justice Stories

Careers for Criminal Justice Majors

Opportunities for USF’s Criminal Justice graduates are available in these top career fields:

  • Correctional Officer and Jailer
  • Detective and Criminal Investigator
  • Lawyer
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer
  • Private Detective and Investigator
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Social Worker

Criminal Justice at USF

Choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from USF, and you’ll have access to these additional opportunities.
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Criminal Justice Internships

An internship is required for Criminal Justice majors.

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Campus Ministries

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential-learning opportunities for Criminal Justice students include Law and Justice Club, volunteer service projects, the National Collegiate Mediation Tournament, and the Terry Redlin Mentor Program.

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