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Criminal Justice

Advising

Contact Criminal Justice  

Criminal Justice

College of Business and Public Management
Fifth Floor
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2647


Mary Brewster, Ph.D., Department Chair
mbrewster@wcupa.edu

Advising

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor upon admission into the Criminal Justice program. Advisors help students with academic planning and some aspects of career planning on an informal, individualized basis. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for conferences with their advisors, and to follow University and Department procedures and policies. Faculty post office hours during the Fall and Spring semesters, and are available for academic advisement during those hours. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisors at least once every semester. The student, however, is ultimately responsible for knowing University and Department policies and procedures, and for ensuring that all graduation requirements are met. Students who transfer from other colleges or universities must have their transcripts evaluated by the Registrar's Office, and then work with the Department Transfer Advisor in their first semester to ensure that all courses have been accurately assessed.

Scheduling and Registration

Students prepare schedules for the succeeding semester by the following procedures:

  1. Preparation of a tentative schedule by the student following the Undergraduate Program Record.
  2. Consultation with the student's faculty advisor.
  3. Official registration at the place and time listed on the University's website. In preparing schedules, students are reminded that they themselves (not their faculty advisors) are responsible for the scheduling and completion of all graduation requirements. Thus, all undergraduate students should maintain an accurate record of their academic progress on the Undergraduate Program Record provided.

Career Planning

To assist our students in their career planning, the Criminal Justice Department has compiled an Agency Database which contains information regarding local, state, federal and private criminal justice agencies. For those students seeking entrance to law school, the Pre-Law Director provides information on placement tests and entrance requirements. In addition, the University Career Development Office can provide information regarding the United States Civil Service Commission on Federal Employment.

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