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Academic Program Spotlight

School of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

  • Nationally-ranked and ranked #1 Criminal Justice Program in Illinois
  • Internationally-recognized criminal justice and public safety program
  • All faculty have real-world experience in the field.
  • Hands-on education with internship and job opportunities across the U.S. and abroad
  • Degree options: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Emergency Management, and Fire Protection Services
  • Minors available: Criminalistics, Homeland Security, Fire Science, Fire Administration, Emergency Management, Corrections, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and Legal Studies

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Center for Performing Arts Construction Underway

The Center for Performing Arts will cement the foundation of excellence that is performing arts at Western Illinois University. When the center is complete, WIU will be THE destination for arts and culture in our region and beyond.

—Billy Clow, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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Do art and music make us smarter humans? WIU Professor Discovers Answers in Our Genes

Are music and the arts key to smarter, more efficient human minds? Our research finds supporting evidence in traditional indigenous knowledge systems and in some of our earliest, uniquely-human genes.

— Andrea Alveshere, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Chemistry

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Creating a World of Innovation: WIU Physics Chair Part of National Quantum Information Science Teaching Team

Our goal is to not only introduce the students to the magical world of quantum, but also to get them excited about it and its future promise for the development of ultra-powerful quantum computers and other quantum technologies.

— Kishor T. Kapale, Chair, Department of Physics

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