Crime and Justice Studies Programs

Wright State University's crime and justice studies program is dedicated to providing you with an understanding of crime and justice within the context of a strong liberal arts education. You will enjoy a flexible but focused curriculum emphasizing coursework rich in theory, research methodology, and community engagement. It will prepare you for graduate study or a career in criminal justice or social services. This program is committed to helping you become an ethically informed, culturally sensitive, creative, critically engaged scholar and practitioner who will contribute to the resolution of future challenges arising from the evolving nature of crime and justice systems.

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Success Stories

Michael Townsend has been assigned to protect numerous heads of state, including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Madison Stiffler, a junior crime and justice major at Wright State, is a star on the women’s club bowling team.


Program News

Matthew Hudgel receives Army ROTC scholarship

Congratulations to Matthew Hudgel. He just received the Army ROTC 3-year scholarship. He is from Peebles, OH, and will be coming to WSU as a freshman in the fall of 2022. His major is Crime and Justice Studies. In the picture with Matthew are his parents, Dr. Lahm, and Sgt. Gonzalez.

Gary Schmidt of Coastal Carolina University named dean of College of Liberal Arts at Wright State

Gary Schmidt is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and community engagement for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

Fall 2020 Diversity and Society Courses

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is offering a number of diversity and society courses for Fall 2020. View the PDF document linked below.


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