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Planning a career in Criminal Justice Administration? Waynesburg is the choice!
Society is changing at all levels, and the American justice system is facing enormous challenges. Demand is high for dedicated professionals who can make informed public policy decisions and provide leadership in the fight against crime. Career options range from law enforcement and corrections to private security and forensics.
The criminal justice field requires up-to-the-minute instruction and practical experience. So whether your career focus is law enforcement, judicial administration, corrections, or forensics, Waynesburg University provides the academic foundation, clinical experience, and personalized guidance you'll need for success.
The Waynesburg University Criminal Justice Administration Major provides thorough knowledge of agencies and institutions in the justice system; teaches the important role of law in delivering American justice; and examines the social, psychological, and political aspects of contemporary crime and punishment.
You will learn the history, function, and role of the American legal system, as well as research techniques, law enforcement procedures, and other skills which are essential to success in the field of criminal justice. With in-depth exposure to law and jurisprudence, the Criminal Justice Administration Major is also excellent preparation for law school.
A strong liberal arts background gives you a broad view of American public policy where it is and where it's going. Theory and practice merge while giving you effective strategies for applying what you have learned.
You will develop a well-rounded base of knowledge with recommended and/or required additional courses in related fields, such as business, history, sociology, political science, psychology, and computer science.
A multi-level learning approach gives you more than one set of professional skills and internships help you become a well-rounded leader. You will have opportunities for field trips and train with professionals.
Students have interned with local sheriff's offices, courts, probation offices, federal agencies, private detective agencies, police departments, law offices, human service agencies, coroner's office and other organizations.
At Waynesburg University, you will receive personalized advising in your academic field and guidance in your career planning. Classes are small and personal, taught by faculty, not teaching assistants.