This program introduces students to the criminal justice system through instruction in its theoretical and legal frameworks. It incorporates elements of various fields within criminal justice in order to provide students a strong foundation of coursework as well as practical skills necessary to enter the workforce. Coursework includes introductory criminal justice courses central to the field and specialized electives allowing students opportunity to pursue a specific focus. Students should work closely with their advisor to select electives best suited to fulfill their transfer/career needs.
Program Note: Those considering a career in a criminal justice field should be aware of strict admissions criteria employed by state standards and criminal justice agencies. Factors that may disqualify candidates for employment in the profession include conviction of a crime, history of drug abuse, psychological problems, and various physical conditions. Certain classes in the Eastern Wyoming College criminal justice programs may also be restricted to individuals for the same reasons. Please consult with a department faculty advisor if you have any concerns in this area.
Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a grade of “C” or better.