Police officer talking to classroom of students


Criminal justice students study subjects such as law enforcement, courts, law, corrections and agencies dealing with juvenile offenders.

The Winona State University criminal justice curriculum is taught by faculty who have extensive experience in the field of criminal justice. With two program tracks, Corrections track or Law Enforcement track, the Winona State criminal justice program prepares students for careers in law enforcement and correctional agencies.

The criminal justice program offers students:

  • Faculty with experience in a variety of criminal justice settings
  • Development of critical thinking skills as well as proficiency in writing and communication
  • Small classes tailored to a more personalized learning experience
  • Development of professional leadership skills
  • Affordable tuition 


Corrections track
Law Enforcement track

Upon applying to the criminal justice program, students select one or both of the specialization tracks. If both tracks are selected, the student must complete two separate internships: one in corrections and one in law enforcement. 


Students can now take advantage of a minor in criminal justice. The minor allows students the opportunity to be involved in a field of study that deals with some of the nation's most pressing problems: crime, race, justice and social control.

Criminal Justice