Criminal Justice

Andrew Becker talks about the power of doing a law enforcement internship.

Established for more than 20 years, the Criminal Justice Program at DWU remains one of the largest programs at the university.

Here, students develop both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the three major spheres of criminal justice: law enforcement, the courts and corrections.  And we include coursework in the following areas of interest:

  • Forensic Science & Investigation
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement
  • Legal Studies
  • Financial/White Collar Crimes
  • Terrorism & Homeland Security

Our students have completed internships with police, highway, and sheriff’s departments, investigative agencies, juvenile treatment services, child protection services, judicial districts and prosecutors’ offices, probation and parole services, drug and alcohol centers, behavioral hospitals, and correctional facilities. Our graduates have gone on to become everything from security analysts and forensic psychologists to police chiefs, attorneys, and federal agents.

Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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