West Chester University's Department of Criminal Justice offers its students an opportunity that is unique among undergraduate programs. Our students are required to work full-time over one summer in an approved criminal justice agency. Criminal justice is an applied discipline making the advantages of such a program numerous. Students
We currently maintain a database of over 600 local, state, federal, and private organizations where are students are gladly accepted for summer practicum. Access the Criminal Justice Practicum database here (username and password required).
"This was an extraordinary experience and a wonderful grand finale to my undergraduate education. It offers a real insiders view of the system."
"This has been the best class/experience of my whole college career. It is why I chose WCU over other schools."
"I chose West Chester's Department of Criminal Justice specifically because of its practicum program, and I'm so glad I did. I would recommend this experience to every student."
"Your students are very well-prepared for this work. They had an excellent sense of the issues related to our agency, and a mature and respectful attitude. I was impressed by how engaged and motivated these students were."
"The practicum program at the Department of Criminal Justice is a win-win as far as we are concerned. The student has the opportunity to gain real-world experience, and the agency has the advantage of assistance from well-educated and enthusiastic students."