Justice and Public Policy

A Christ centered education committed to helping students grow in mind, body, and spirit. CUW's Justice and Public Policy Degree housed in the School of Business Administration offers many Areas of Expertise for criminal justice majors in the areas of:

  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Professions
  • Probation and Parole

Why Study Justice & Public Policy at CUW?

A CUW degree in criminal justice and public policy offers you:

  • A basic foundation in national, state, and local government
  • An introduction to law enforcement and the court system
  • Classes that cover juvenile theory to white collar crime
  • An internship in a criminal justice role
  • Small class sizes
  • All classes taught by professors with practical real-world knowledge and experience.

What You’ll Learn in the Justice & Public Policy Program

In our Justice & Public Policy program you’ll study:

  • The ethical problems faced by criminal justice workers
  • Criminal psychology
  • The American court system, justice system and its public policies
  • Criminal investigation processes like interviewing, crime scene analysis, and collection of evidence
  • The law relating to arrests, searches, and seizures by law enforcement
  • The rules of evidence and courtroom procedures

What can I do with a Major in Justice and Public Policy?

There are many different professional opportunities for those with a degree in Justice and Public Policy, including:

  • Attorney Career
  • Corrections Career
  • Courts Career
  • FBI Special Agent Career
  • Law Enforcement Career
  • Legal Professions
  • Natural Resources Warden Career
  • Probation & Parole Career
  • ROTC Career
  • Security Management Career

Not to mention, an outstanding foundation for future study at graduate or law school.

Suggested Minors

Expand your knowledge in the field that best suits you.

  • Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Military Science
  • Natural Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Welfare

Program Facts


Our curriculum includes required classes such as Criminal Investigations, American Government, and Criminal Psychology. Optional classes include White Collar/Financial Crimes, Forensic Investigations, and Organized Crime. See our course catalog for details.


Dr. Kenneth Harris, Jr.
Chair, Justice and Public Policy
Program Director, OLA