Message from the Director

Welcome to Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) at Wright State! All of our majors take basic Core Requirements but are able to follow their interests in choosing from a wide variety of courses under four Foundation Areas and Advanced CJS Electives. We pay attention to student interests and are currently developing new minors in Policing and Forensic Science. Our program provides a good balance of the academic and the experiential by offering “hands on” classes and internships as a core requirement. Our students have interned with the U.S. Marshals, Secret Service and Federal Probation, as well as local police and sheriff’s departments, courts and community corrections. CJS graduates tell us that the insights and practical experience gained through their internships are some of the most valued aspects of their college careers.

CJS is an interdisciplinary program served by Sociology and Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Affairs and Geography, and other departments in the College of Liberal Arts. Our students work with distinguished Wright State faculty and specialized adjunct instructors who bring their expertise and experience to the classroom. Please visit our People page to learn more about our highly-engaged and dedicated faculty.

We hope you take some time to browse through our website to learn more about our curriculum, students, faculty and staff. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for making this website more useful. Thanks for visiting.

Michael Norris, Director