MinorCriminal Justice

Wichita State’s minor in criminal justice provides a basic understanding of issues ranging from corrections and law enforcement to crime and courts. The minor is a valuable asset for many majors and careers paths such as law, psychology and social work.

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 minor in criminal justice consists of at least 18 credit hours. You’ll take an introduction to criminal justice course, plus an additional 15 hours 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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