Hands-on Learning

At JWU, you won’t just study what you love. You’ll do what you love. A major component of our educational model includes hands-on learning built right into the curriculum. You’ll gain valuable industry experience both in the classroom and on the job, and build a professional network long before you graduate.

You have the drive. JWU helps you acquire the knowledge, skills and, most importantly, the experience to excel in the criminal justice field.

Hands-on learning starts in the classroom, where your faculty members are industry professionals with valuable insight and expertise. They'll work closely with you in small classroom settings, where you'll train on career-specific tools and software.

Criminal justice majors have the opportunity to train in police departments, law offices, courts, and a variety of government agencies.

As an intern, you’ll jump start your career by gaining on the job experience that sets you apart from the competition. Best of all, you’ll make networking connections with leading employers.

You'll work with your faculty advisor and our Experiential Education & Career Services team from your first term to create a career plan, and make it happen.

Professional Development
Career fairs and networking events with employers and alumni are just the start. Our professional and student clubs connect you with guest speakers, leadership training, and diverse professional development opportunities.

Study Abroad Hands-on learning extends across the globe for criminal justice majors. Our Study Abroad program allows you to learn and train with experts in Europe, Asia, and South America. You’ll gain crucial perspective in your field and make lasting career connections.

Gain a Competitive Edge through Criminal Justice Internships

Criminal Justice major Erica’s law enforcement internship helped her clarify her career goals. “I witnessed the criminal justice system from start to finish — which really brought everything I learned in class full circle.” read more