Criminal Justice StudiesB.S.
Explore the causes and impact of criminal behavior and prepare to play a key role in administering criminal justice.
A major in Criminal Justice Studies prepares you to serve as an agent of change in our justice system. From law enforcement to community safety to juvenile justice issues, you’ll be ready to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing challenges.
- Program type:
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major), 21 (minor)
Why earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice?
Criminal Justice at UND
Study with faculty who have doctoral degrees from some of the top programs in the world.
Gain real-world experience through internships and other experiential learning.
Join the UND Criminal Justice Association, Native Americans into Criminal Justice Association or Alpha Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice Honor Society.
Ranked as a Top 50 criminal justice program according to Successful Student.
Collaborate with faculty on research projects.
Be challenged to think creatively and critically.
Criminal Justice Careers
A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Studies prepares you for positions in any aspect of the criminal justice system. Our students have gone on to a variety of dynamic careers, including:
- Law Enforcement
- U.S. Customs
- U.S. Border Patrol
- U.S. Immigration Service
- Juvenile Justice
- Victim Advocacy
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Our students have also gone on to graduate studies or law schools at institutions including:
- Florida State University
- Michigan State University
- University of Utah
- University of Minnesota
When You Earn a degree in Criminal Justice
A Criminal Justice degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Strategic Planning
- Justice Research
- Ethical Leadership