Message from the Director

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Welcome  to the Crime and Justice Studies Program at Wright State University. We have an outstanding program to offer undergraduates. It is a program that offers a small focused core of classes that is complemented with flexible and dynamic set of additional curricular requirements. We feel this offers our students the best of both worlds—a solid understanding of the essential elements of the field augmented with the ability to focus upon a particular academic or occupational interest. Our program provides a good balance of the academic and the experiential—in fact, we are one of the few programs in the area to incorporate a student internship requirement into the core curriculum. Our majors have had some truly amazing internship experiences and some of these opportunities have included interning with the US Marshalls, Secret Service, Federal Probation, local police and sheriff’s departments, local courts, and adult and juvenile probation departments—to name just a few. Our graduates indicate that the insights and practical experience gained through their internships are some of the most valued aspects of their entire undergraduate experiences.

Our faculty are outstanding as well. As an interdisciplinary program, our majors are able to take classes with some of the most impressive educators in the college. Ranging across the disciplines of Sociology & Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Affairs and Geography, and more, Crime and Justice Studies Program students work with a wide variety of Wright State faculty as well as specialized adjunct instructors who bring their expertise and experience to the classroom. Please check out our People page to learn more about these highly-engaged and dedicated faculty.

Please take some time to browse through our website to find out more about our curriculum, students, faculty and amazing staff. Also, be sure to contact us if you have any questions or have any suggestions for making this website more useful! Thank you for visiting!

Tracey Steele
Program Director