Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
• Fire Science
• Fire Administration
School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (SLEJA) at Western Illinois University is the largest criminal justice program in the state of Illinois. It is internationally known for academic excellence -- and ranks among the top programs in the United States.
Our dynamic curriculum blends theoretical and administrative knowledge with research and practical skills. The program allows the student a high degree of flexibility for a liberal and professional education to meet the every changing needs of the criminal justice field.
- Largest program in the state of Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.
- Internationally recognized curriculum, including options in fire administration and fire science, homeland security and security administration.
- Employment opportunities for graduates with the FBI, Secret Service, police departments, corrections and corporations from across the country.
Faculty in the NEWS
Dean Alexander Professor and Director, Homeland Security Research Program discusses recent ISIS threats. Alexander is also co-author of a book focused on combating ISIS, a group he describes as violent jihadists.