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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 majors, Corrections & Justice Services and Police Science, the Winona State Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in  police science 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 


Upon applying to the Criminal Justice program, students select from one or both of the specialization majors in Corrections & Justice Services or Police Science.

If both majors are selected, the student must complete two separate internships: one in corrections and one in police science. 


Students can also take advantage of a minor in Criminal Justice.

This minor gives students an overview of a field of study that deals with some of the nation's most pressing problems: crime, race, justice, and social control.