Criminal Justice Department

West Chester University

Criminal Justice Department
200A Ruby Jones Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2647
Mary Brewster, Ph.D., Department Chair
mbrewster@wcupa.edu




Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society is an organization also open to all students, but may be of particular interest to those students aspiring to law school. The Society sponsors trips to law schools and an annual moot court competition.

Pre-Law Advisory Program

The University has a Pre-Law Advisory Program for those students aspiring to law school. The Program offers curriculum advice, information on law schools and admissions criteria, and LSAT preparatory programs. The Pre-Law Committee also presents an annual $1,000 scholarship (the D.T. Marrone Award) to an outstanding West Chester University undergraduate who has been admitted to an ABA accredited law school. Interested students should contact Dr. Sandra Tomkowicz in the Marketing Department and visit the Pre-Law Advisory website for more information.

Students & Alum

  • “West Chester University's Criminal Justice Department gave me the skills and confidence I needed in order to perform as a Police Officer. The courses, practicum, professors and staff were each an integral part of the preparation I needed to help me gain full time employment in the criminal justice field.” - Officer Nathan P. Kutz, Badge #8306, Ocean City Police Department, Maryland

  • "The West Chester University Criminal Justice Department delivers an uncompromising level of excellence and dedication, providing students with the edge needed to compete in today's difficult job market." - Paul Iffrig (Class of 2013) and President of the Criminal Justice Club

  • Brandon Oyama (Class of 2014) is a junior at WCU. He transfered to WCU from Green River Community College in Washington State and is a member of the Men's Tennis Team. He is looking forward to completing his practicum this summer with the Pierce County Juvenile Court in his home state. Brandon states, "WCU was a good choice for me. The faculty are helpful, the courses are interesting and relevant to my future occupation."

  • Mary-Elizabeth Keeney (Class of 2013) is the current president of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and a Fast-Track student. Mary-Elizabeth completed her practicum with the Department of Homeland Security and is looking forward to graduating with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. As a Fast-Track student, she will earn her Master's Degree in 2014.