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Criminal Justice

As a criminal justice major, you will be pursuing an area that offers numerous career opportunities, including law enforcement, identification and apprehension of suspects, and the reintegration of convicted offenders into society. A background in criminal justice also provides an excellent pre-law major.

In our program, you will receive broad training on justice issues and be engaged in thoughtful classroom discussions based on respect for others and a sensitivity to professionalism. You will come to realize that you will be an agent of change as your training sheds light on the moral and ethical dimensions faced by professionals in criminal justice.

You will also have strong internship opportunities to conduct research that complements the real world examples presented by faculty members, guest speakers from the profession and hands-on field experience.

Student Experience

Connor HeckMy name is Connor Heck and I am a sophomore at Wilmington College. I am a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Political Science. In addition to SGA, I’m also in the WISE program. I have met so many friends here at Wilmington and made great memories I will never forget. The professors here on campus make it their priority to get to know each of their students and give them the best opportunities possible. The small campus and close community makes Wilmington feel like home.


Adriana Middleton

Hi! I’m Adriana Middleton, I’m currently a senior here at Wilmington college, majoring in Criminal Justice. I am a member of the DubC Volleyball Team and a member of NSLS. I chose Wilmington because I wanted to transfer somewhere closer to home as well as some place with smaller classes and a great volleyball program, that’s when I found Wilmington! While being here I’ve made many friends, many who had a huge impact on my life. Wilmington College will always be my home away from home. I’m graduating in two months and it’s crazy! But Wilmington will always be a part of my life. #WeAreDubC


Kimber />I’m Kimber Geissinger and this is my third year at Wilmington College. I am a major in Psychology as well as a minor in Business and Criminal Justice. I am currently the secretary of Active Minds, a Student Senator, as well as a percussionist in the Pep Band here on campus. I had always had an idea of going to Wilmington College, but after my first visit during my senior year of high school, I knew. I immediately felt like a member of a new family. Everyone is always so kind and welcoming and the campus is beautiful. I truly have gained so many opportunities with the help of the Wilmington College family. I can’t wait to see where my future leads. #WeAreDubC

Mock Trial TeamMock Trial Team Gains Courtroom Experience

The Wilmington College Mock Trial Team tried a simulated jury trial this week in the Clinton County Common Pleas Courtroom before Judge Tim Rudduck.

The team, which consisted of two plaintiff’s lawyers, two defense lawyers and four witnesses –— all Wilmington College students — performed the trial before a jury of family, friends and Mock Trial Team alumni, who today are practicing attorneys.

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