These days getting a degree in criminal justice is becoming more widely popular. This is because a criminal justice degree is a good launching pad for other career paths, and because more law enforcement agencies are requiring some college credit in order to qualify for specific positions. A criminal justice program will teach individuals research methods, statistics, corrections, criminal law, and give students a background knowledge on how the institutions function.
Jobs an individual with a criminal justice degree may obtain include but aren’t limited to probation officer, forensic science technician, police officer, corrections officer, detective, warden, security guard, crime scene investigator, and state trooper. If you’re interested in any of these rewarding careers, get started on your criminal justice degree!
University of South Dakota offers 2 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 60 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 60 Bachelor's degrees.
University of Sioux Falls offers 1 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 19 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD||24 : 1||9,920|
|Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD||18 : 1||880|
|University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD||29 : 1||1,675|
|Mount Marty College Yankton, SD||23 : 1||1,049|
|National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD||1,554 : 1||1,554|
|National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD|
|National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD||199|
|Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City, SD||26 : 1||1,214|