Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) at Western Illinois University is the largest criminal justice/public safety program in the state of Illinois. It is internationally known and respected for academic excellence -- and ranks among the top programs in the United States.

Our dynamic curriculum blends theoretical and administrative knowledge with research and practical skills. The educational degree programs are specifically developed in collaboration with law enforcement, corrections, security, legal, and fire industry leaders and are taught exclusively by professionals who have worked in the specified field. The program allows the student a high degree of flexibility for a liberal and professional education to meet the ever changing needs of the criminal justice field. Further, during their final year, students complete an internship at an agency or organization of their choice to gain practical experience within their chosen area of specialization. More than 1400 agencies partner with our program by accepting interns.

Upon graduations students receive:

  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Services
  • Minor in Criminalistics: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Fire Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Fire Science: Macomb
  • Minor in Homeland Security: Macomb
  • Minor in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Legal Studies: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Security Administration: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Minor in Corrections

Current Internship Placement Map

The map below is an aggregate map to show where students have completed internships since Fall 2016. Click the blue buttons below if you would like to see where they have completed internships for individual years.

2018 2017 Fall 2016
=State and Local (Sheriffs included)
=Federal Agencies
=Corrections
=Juvenile Agencies
=Health and Social Service Agencies
=Court and Court Services
=Fire Services
=Private Security Agencies
=Criminalistics (Crime Lab & CSI)
=On Campus Employment Recruitment
 

Click the icons on the map to see where our students have completed their internships.