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Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

Learn from professionals as you prepare for a career in criminal justice administration.

Professor James Tanda demonstrates proper arrest technique

Gain practical experience that will launch your career

As a student in the Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences, you'll gain a new perception of law and its role in the delivery of American justice or you'll gain an in-depth understanding the psychological and political aspects of contemporary issues from law and international studies to human services and sociology.


Explore our programs

Criminal Justice Administration

With guidance from expert faculty, you'll learn the ins and outs of criminal justice administration. You will graduate prepared to work in both the public and private sector.

Human Services, BA or BS

Like to work with people? This program will prepare you for positions in a wide variety of community service, school, corrections, and rehabilitation settings.

International Culture

As an International Culture student, you'll gain an understanding of the history and modern movement of various world cultures. This knowledge is important for future career advocates of social justice.

Political Science

A a student in this program, you will be trained in political science as part of an interdisciplinary major in social science to prepare you for your future career in a range of areas.


At Waynesburg, you’ll take courses from your chosen major and, on the pre-law path, focus on learning to read precisely, analyze critically, reason logically, and write and speak clearly.


As a Sociology student, you’ll learn to articulate how broad social forces have shaped the modern world, and you'll evaluate how these forces strongly affect the opportunities available to individuals and their decisions.

The WU advantage

Expert faculty

You'll study beside experts in criminal justice administration. Many of our faculty have worked in law enforcement at the local and federal levels. Your faculty advisor can connect you directly to the industry.

Practical classroom experiences

Your criminal justice courses will balance theory and practice to ensure you'll graduate ready for a career in many areas of law enforcement.

Our amazing graduates

Graduates of our program are working in police stations, federal law enforcement agencies, and many other law enforcement entities. These connections will give you a unique advantage.

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