Message from the Director

Welcome to the Crime & Justice Studies (CJS) program at Wright State University.  Our interdisciplinary major is supported by several departments within the College of Liberal Arts.  As such, our students will receive outstanding instruction from distinguished faculty and adjunct instructors in a variety of disciplines, such as Sociology & Anthropology, Urban Affairs, Political Science, Philosophy, and Geography.  Our major takes a holistic approach to the study of crime and justice, by providing our students with academic training as well as practical skills.  Specifically, our students have the opportunity to gain “real life” experience with local, state, and/or federal organizations via our required internship.  Please visit the INTERNSHIP page for more information and to read some testimonials from our students.  Upon graduation, our students are prepared to work in numerous fields, these include but are not limited to courts, corrections, policing, and other social service agencies.  Also, there are some graduates who go on to seek advanced degrees in an array of subject areas.  Our majors and minors in Crime & Justice Studies will possess both the analytical and applied life skills to be a successful contributor within the ever-changing field of criminal justice and beyond. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of our faculty or staff if you should have any questions about our program.  Take some time to peruse our website and learn more about what our curriculum, faculty, and staff can offer you.  Again, thanks for visiting our webpage.  We look forward to working with you in the future!

Karen Lahm, Director