Legal Studies - Criminal Justice

TYPE: Minor/Concentration of Legal Studies
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

As a student in the region's only undergraduate criminal justice program, you'll learn how to critically reflect on the complexities of crime and society's response to it. Examine the ways in which police and correctional agencies operate and relate to the larger political and social world.

Your intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills will be challenged and developed.

As you complete courses in accounting, philosophy, political science, social work and sociology, you will achieve a global and comprehensive view of problems and potential solutions to criminal justice issues.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor or comprehensive concentration in criminal justice at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Understand the nature and role of police organizations and issues in the relationships between police agencies and the community
  • Understand and be able to use research and statistics methods to gather, organize, and analyze data
  • Be able to explore and criticize arguments made in legal settings about race, ethnicity, class or gender and assess connections
  • Examine the social and psychological dimensions of juvenile delinquency

Career Opportunities

UW-Superior alumni are working across the nation in federal, state and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies.

Find your niche as an:

  • Attorney
  • Youth counselor
  • Surveillance officer
  • Paralegal assistant
  • Military officer
  • Private investigator
  • Probation officer
  • State patrol officer
  • City police officer
  • Crime scene technician

Did You Know?

  • Students can join the award-winning Criminal Justice Student Association where they can compete in regional and national competitions.
  • UW-Superior's Criminal Justice Honor Society was awarded the Outstanding New Chapter in the United States by the National Criminal Justice Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.
  • Each student in the criminal justice program completes an internship.
  • Students have completed internships with the U.S. Border Patrol, the National Park Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as numerous police departments, public defender offices and juvenile detention centers.

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