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Why Criminal Justice at Concordia?

Responsive Professors

  • Our criminal justice professors are experts in the field, balancing their research with their practical experience to make what they teach relevant to your future.
  • Your professors will get to know you personally, challenge and support your intellectual growth, mentor you in preparing for a career and provide detailed letters of recommendation even beyond your graduation. 

Real Experiences

  • Criminal justice majors complete a 12-credit internship to apply what they learn in the classroom to the criminal justice field.
  • Criminal Justice Club activities allow you to connect with regional law enforcement professionals, attorneys and public policy makers.
  • Our Twin Cities metro location allows you to choose from a variety of internship opportunities and interact with people from many different cultural backgrounds.

Relevant Learning

  • Because the coursework and experiences outside the classroom are designed to teach the knowledge and skills demanded in the marketplace, our criminal justice students find career success after graduation.
  • Our criminal justice graduates have found immediate employment at sheriff’s offices, police departments, correctional facilities, fire departments and many other public and private agencies.

Lifelong Value

  • Since a Concordia education is grounded in the liberal arts and exposes you to a wide range of disciplines across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, you’ll graduate with versatile knowledge and critical thinking skills that are valuable in any career.
  • In our Lutheran setting, you’ll acquire greater self-understanding and explore your place in the home, workplace, community and congregation as you prepare for a lifetime of thoughtful living and dedicated service.


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