Preparing you to succeed in the criminal justice or legal studies professions

Whether you're interested in a career in law enforcement, corrections, security administration, forensic investigation or legal studies, Washburn University's Crimininal Justice & Legal Studies department will prepare you to succeed. While working with faculty who have real world experience, you'll learn the necessary theoretical, practical and critical thinking skills to compete in today's job market. 



We value academic quality throughout our criminal justice & legal studies programs.

  • We value the integration of theory, practice, and academic rigor in our curriculum.
  • We value enthusiastic, sincere, and abiding service to others.
  • We value personal responsibility for our individual actions.
  • We value flexibility, adaptability, and creative thinking.
  • We value the opportunity to mentor, encourage, and help each student fulfill his or her talents and abilities.
  • We value diversity in all that we do.