Criminal Justice Major

Why study Criminal Justice?

A Criminal Justice degree from Upper Iowa University prepares you to take advantage of significant job growth while helping to protect society through careers in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, and justice administration.  Society's demand for increased security means Criminal Justice jobs are expected to grow an average of 11 percent by 2022. Private investigation jobs are expected to grow by 11% and law enforcement by careers by 5%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook. A UIU Criminal Justice degree means you can make a significant contribution to your community by maintaining the law, preventing crime, responding to emergencies or monitoring criminal offenders.  Upper Iowa Criminal Justice courses are taught online and/or face-to-face. At Upper Iowa, Criminal Justice students

  • Learn from nationally recruited faculty with experience in Criminal Justice careers
  • Study a real-world curriculum with relevant coursework
  • Prepare to protect society, ensure public safety, and discover the judicial system.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Police and Detectives

Upper Iowa is also an approved location by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to offer the Social Work Training Certificate (SWTC).

Criminal Justice is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations:

  • Residential Fayette campus
  • Select education centers
  • Online Program