Our Undergraduate Programs
The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration houses two separate disciplines, the study of policing and criminal justice and the study of fire protection. Each program features a robust and expansive curriculum allowing students a wide array of educational experiences.
Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
The LEJA program at WIU is the largest undergraduate law enforcement program in Illinois and the region. Students pursuing this course of study receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. The program is designed to provide professional knowledge, understanding, and skills for criminal justice and loss prevention personnel and, at the same time, develop an educational base for further development into staff and administrative positions in criminal justice and private security agencies. The program allows the student ample flexibility for liberal and professional education to meet the anticipated needs of the criminal justice network. All majors in the program participate in an internship for one academic semester to gain firsthand acquaintance with criminal justice agencies at the federal, state, county, and local levels. Graduates find employment in city, county, state, and federal agencies, in private security, corrections, fire service, and in adult and juvenile court services.
The undergraduate program is offered in Macomb and Quad Cities (Moline, IL).
Fire Protection Services
The Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Services supports two separate fields of study. Our Fire Administration program focuses on the needs of working fire professionals who either aspire to, or have acquired leadership positions in the Fire Service. To best meet the needs of our working fire professionals, the Fire Administration curriculum is available completely online. Our Fire Science program focuses on the needs of students preparing for a career in the Fire Service. It delivers curriculum designed to give our students a competitive edge in acquiring a firefighting position, and the tools to excel in their career. The Fire Science program is delivered on the Macomb campus. Both programs are designed to provide professional knowledge, understanding, and skills in fire protection, while developing an educational base for further development educational pursuits. For more information on Fire Protection studies go to www.wiu/edu/leja/fire.