Windward Community College joins Chaminade University to offer bachelor of science degree in criminal justice

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Connie Turner, (808) 235-7234
Office of University Partners
Posted: Apr 12, 2007

KANEʻOHE — Windward Community College (WCC) and Chaminade University of Honolulu‘s Accelerated Undergraduate Program have joined together to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice starting in the Fall Semester 2007. Students will be able to take classes from both institutions at the same time on the WCC campus. In addition to the many general education classes already offered at WCC, students may now also include criminal justice or forensic science classes in their course load. The first of a series of these Chaminade criminal justice and forensic science classes will begin in August.

The first two Chaminade classes scheduled for the Fall are: CJ 151, Criminal Justice Systems, to be taught by The Honorable Judge Sandra Simms (Retired), on MWF from 9:30-10:20 a.m., and FS 180, Introduction to Forensic Sciences, to be taught by FBI and CSI consultant Dr. Lee Goff on Mondays from 4-5 p.m.

Criminal justice and forensic science graduates can use their degrees for a broad spectrum of protective service careers, such as corrections officer, probation officer, private investigator, crime scene investigation, customs agent, criminologist, or social worker, to name just a few.

Interested students may register for both WCC and Chaminade yet attend all classes at one location—at the base of the beautiful Koʻolau in Kaneʻohe. Chaminade counselor Candace Kaopuiki will be assisting students with their online application to Chaminade‘s AUP and registration into those classes. To schedule an appointment at the Windward Community College campus with Candace, please contact her at 254-1256.

To find out more about the new Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or the Forensic Science program offerings, visit Windward Community College‘s Office of University Partners website at or contact Connie Turner, coordinator, at 235-7324.

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