Department of Criminal Justice

Program Overview

Majoring in criminal justice will introduce you to many intellectual and practical challenges. You will learn not only why individuals commit crime, but also the practical strategies employed to prevent it. You will be able to pursue particular interests in criminal justice by choosing from a wide variety of elective courses or by combining criminal justice with a major or minor in disciplines ranging from theology and religious studies, history and international studies to political science, communications and psychology. Beyond the classroom, internships are available in law enforcement, government and social service agencies. Ample opportunities exist for community service and involvement.


  • WJU prepares you for entrance to a broad range of careers that demand effective writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.
  • WJU offers a solid, rigorous course of instruction in criminal justice that will allow you to successfully compete after graduation, whether you decide to pursue graduate school, law school, or employment opportunities.

Principles of Accounting
American Political Process
Law Enforcement
Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice
Law Enforcement
Community and Social Services
The Legal System
Rehabilitation and Youth Programs
The Outstanding Social Science Award
The Father Joseph P. Sanders Outstanding Senior Thesis Award
Outstanding Senior in Criminal Justice
Alpha Pi Sigma