Criminal Justice

Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Minor/Concentration


As a student in one of the region’s only undergraduate criminal justice programs, you’ll learn how to critically reflect on the complexities of crime and society’s response to it. You’ll examine the ways in which police, courts, corrections and victim services operate and relate to the larger political and social world.

Coursework will challenge and develop your intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills.

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

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Understand the nature and role of police organizations and study issues concerning the relationships between police agencies and the community
  • Understand and 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
  • Receive a thorough background in criminal justice issues and the legal system as a whole

I’ve been fortunate to be part of the pilot program for the new Ethical Policing Certificate. Nick Alexander, the Superior Police Chief, teaches the class and brings in other professionals in the field to speak to us. It was one of the most valuable and unique parts of my education here at UWS. I think it really sets the criminal justice studies program here apart from the rest.

Kayley Kallberg, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice

Program Outcomes/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
  • Correctional counselor
  • Victim’s advocate

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