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Spots available in Western's nationally ranked online Criminal Justice classes

August 16, 2016

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Western's online Criminal Justice program has been named one of the nation's best.

Spots remain available in three of Western Wyoming Community College's online Criminal Justice classes for Fall 2016. Western offers a fully online degree in Criminal Justice that recently was ranked among the nation's Top 25 Online Associate Degrees in Criminal Justice by the Center for Online Education.

A degree is Criminal Justice is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing careers as police officers, lawyers, judges, parole officers, or other professionals within the criminal justice system. 

Classes available this fall include: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRMJ 2120 NT), which teaches students the basics of the criminal justice system and how various entities (police, the courts, the prison system) function within it; Patrol Procedures (CRMJ 2510 NT), which focuses on the function, roles and responsibilities of patrol officers; and Homeland Security: Terrorist Groups (CRMJ 1015 ENT), which looks at the roles, practices and responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security as it seeks to keep the United States safe from terrorism.

Online classes at Western are asynchronous, which means the course materials may be accessed through the Blackboard instructional platform at times convenient for the student. (All project deadlines, test due dates, and other scheduling requirements set by the instructor still apply.) All three of this semester's online Criminal Justice offerings count toward the two-year Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.

Western recently was ranked by as America's best value for online associate degrees among two-year schools.

For more information about Western's online degree and certificate programs, go to To learn how to register for online classes, contact the Mustang Central Student Success Center at (307) 382-1677 or email

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181