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Criminal Justice

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In today's turbulent world, professionals trained to protect the lives and property of others are a vital need. Train to work in the fields of law enforcement and social services with an associate degree in criminal justice from Mercyhurst North East. With concentrations in law enforcement and crime and intelligence analysis, this degree program will prepare you for a rewarding career, whether you want to serve the public as a police officer, solve crimes as an investigator, or help criminals turn their lives around as a counselor.

This degree can be coupled with the Municipal Police Training Academy and after successful completion, students will meet the requirements to become a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania.

Other MUNE alum have gone on to earn a bachelor's degree at Mercyhurst's Erie Campus and other four-year institutions. Our Internal Transfer Coordinator can help you determine if a move to Mercyhurst's Erie Campus is right for you.

A degree from Mercyhurst North East prepares you for this exciting and dynamic career.

Law Enforcement Concentration

Ready to begin your journey in criminal justice?  Apply online today -- it's free and getting your application started takes only a few brief minutes.  Interested students may also consult the course catalog for more information. 

The mission of the Associate Criminal Justice Department is to prepare students for a career in the field of criminal justice at the local, state, and federal level. This program works to enhance the importance of understanding and compassion in the application of the law. Intellectual awareness is stressed by the faculty.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and historical background of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrate exemplary written and oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Evaluate and apply basic knowledge of legal aspects of criminal justice operations
  • Apply research, critical thinking, and inquiry exams, papers, presentations skills in data gathering, synthesis, problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Synthesize and apply basic knowledge of the exam, papers, presentations sociological issues affecting criminal justice
  • Apply basic knowledge of professional skills