MajorCriminal Justice

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in criminal justice combines quality curriculum, applied-learning with local and federal agencies, a flexible online option—and a new location within the Law Enforcement Training Center on WSU’s Innovation Campus. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for advanced study in criminal justice and for a wide variety of careers.

Learn how criminal justice is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Law Enforcement Training Center benefits students, community

The Law Enforcement Training Center provides an unprecedented experience for students in WSU's Criminal Justice Program.

Students benefit from a close relationship with law enforcement, including internships, co-op positions and applied learning opportunities.

The state-of-the-art facility includes training space and classrooms for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department, Wichita Police Department and criminal justice students.


The major consists of at least 36 credit hours (but not more than 50 credit hours). Core courses cover topics from criminal law and procedure to corrections, research methods and policy. You’ll also take several criminal justice electives courses based on your interests and career goals.


A degree in criminal justice from Wichita State will give you an edge with a diverse range of employers, including local, state and federal law enforcement; courts and correctional agencies; juvenile justice; private security; and related fields.

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