Alyssa McWilliams – Criminal Justice


Q: What is your name, major and hometown?
A: I’m Alyssa McWilliams, a criminal justice major from Arlington, Ohio.

Q: What is something hands-on you’ve been able to do at Findlay?
A: In my policing class, we did a gun simulation training.

Q: Name a professor that has changed your world and inspired you.
A: Todd Beitzel has inspired me because he helped me get my internship, and he’s helping me graduate a semester early.

Q: What appeals to you most about being a criminal justice major?
A: There is never a dull moment. There are a ton of interesting topics to debate.

Q: What is one thing that you love to do on campus?
A: I love to be involved in the Criminal Justice Club because there are a lot of opportunities to get involved in leadership. I started off as a member, and now, I’m the president. You also can earn half a credit, and you learn a lot of things without even realizing it as a club member.

Q: Do you have advice for students making their college decision?
A: Do not be afraid to get to get involved and take that leap to be yourself. Go out on your own and join organizations you never thought you would.

Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
A: I love the professors. They have so many stories and so much history and knowledge in their field. I know that I’m blessed to go here because when I graduate, I know I’ll have an easy time finding a job, and I’ll have a lot of knowledge from the training I received from those professors.

The criminal justice and forensics faculty have close connections to corrections facilities, the FBI,state highway patrol, secret service, and homeland security.
Courses designed to prepare students for successful careers in many diverse areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, risk assessment, or juvenile justice.
Active participation in law enforcement scenarios through utilization of forensic labs, our crime scene house and ride-alongs with local police agencies.
The forensic major follows guidelines established by the American Academy of Forensic Science.
Crime lab comparable to many of the top national criminal laboratories.
Criminal justice club helps to develop leadership skills with opportunities to visit criminal justice institutions, meet experts, travel to historical criminal justice sites, and participate in exciting recreational activities.
Learn from expert faculty who have field experience in areas such as fraud, crime scene / forensics investigation, money laundering, corrections, loss prevention and juvenile justice.