Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

Gainful Employment

Legal Studies Certificate


Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Washburn will engage students in a wide variety of areas including:

  • theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement
  • institutional and community- based corrections
  • civil procedure and legal terminology
  • loss prevention and risk management
  • military operations
  • political and national security issues


Associate of Arts, AA

Bachelor of Science, BS
  • Criminal Justice, BSCJ

   Areas of Concentration:

Law Enforcement


Security Administration

Forensic Investigations


Certificate of Completion

PLAN 2 + 2

The Partnership for Learning and Networking is a Bachelor's Degree Completion Program offered by Washburn University in cooperation with 26 community college partners. This high-quality, flexible program allows a student to complete a bachelors degree in two years through courses presented via the world wide web. This program is designed for students interested in criminal justice careers who have completed an associate degree at one of the many Community College Plan Partners. All students participating in the PLAN Program must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours in criminal justice, correlate and minor courses, and meet all other university degree requirements.


Master of Criminal Justice, MCJ

The Master of Criminal Justice degree program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The program is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents.  Course work emphasizes the application of theory and research to contemporary practices in law enforcement, courts, and corrections administration.

Contact Dr. Patricia Dahl, MCJ Program Director for more information

(785) 670-1413