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. Live fully engaged in all USF has to offer 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
Professor of Criminal Justice
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
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
- 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.
Criminal Justice Internships
An internship is required for Criminal Justice majors.Discover the possibilities
Put Culture for Service in action during your time on USF’s campus in Sioux Falls.Learn more
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.Find out more
Find a place to belong. Be part of the USF and Sioux Falls community through student organizations.Explore residential life