Lady Justice and WSU Criminal Justice.

Winona State Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program develops the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for entry level professional positions in law enforcement, corrections and other criminal justice and human service agencies, as well as entry into graduate programs.  

Program Features

Students graduating from the criminal justice program will understand the basic components of the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as the unique ability to:

  • Gain on-the-job training
  • Select specialization tracks in law enforcement or corrections
  • Understand crime causation
  • Comprehension of the process and impact on social research
  • Advanced knowledge of the criminal justice system

    The criminal justice program is also a professional peace officer education program certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).