criminal justice

WOU’s Criminal Justice program is among its top five majors. Students are equipped with a sound scientific background and excellent preparation in content areas in courts, corrections, law enforcement, community crime prevention, youth crime, forensic anthropology, Homeland Security and other options that involve interdisciplinary fields. You’ll also have the option to take some courses online if you like, making criminal justice an incredibly versatile major.

credits required for the Criminal Justice major

students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program

students per class on average in the Criminal Justice program


of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Explain and analyze the role of each component of the criminal justice field and how they relate to each other
  • Apply basic theories and practices in entry-level positions in criminal justice or related fields
  • Identify and critically examine issues important to criminal justice at the local, state and federal levels

Career opportunities

  • Investigator
  • Victim Advocate
  • Court Counselor
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Parole & Probation Officer
  • Correctional Officer


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