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Political Science and Criminal Justice

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice gives students an understanding of domestic and international politics, along with criminal justice theory and practice, that prepares them for informed, active participation in the political arena and in public service. 

Pictured: Dr. Stuart Platt brings more than 30 years of experience in law and criminal justice to ACU as our department's newest faculty member.

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Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

The ACU Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers majors in political science (B.A.) and criminal justice (B.S.) to equip students to pursue careers in public service. Our students go on to careers at all levels of government, law, business, journalism, non-profits, and high school and college teaching. Minors are available in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Service, and Peace and Justice. The Department also offers a certificate in International Relations and Comparative Politics and oversees the University’s Pre-Law Program and the Jack Pope Fellows Program.


New Scholarship for Criminal Justice Majors

The Jeffrey L. Wendling Endowed Scholarship for Criminal Justice is the first named scholarship at ACU for criminal justice students. This fall semester the award was created by Jeff Wendling of Kerrville, who received his B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1971 from ACU.

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