In today's turbulent world, professionals trained to protect the lives and properties of others are a vital need. Majors train to work in the fields of law enforcement and social services, and with the ability to add concentrations in law enforcement and crime and intelligence analysis, this degree program is the best preparation 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.
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Criminal Justice majors take a variety of courses to build skills in analytical thinking, data gathering, and problem-solving.
The Criminal Justice degree can be paired with the Municipal Police Office Training, and after successful completion, students will meet the training requirements for Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers.
Students can add a Law Enforcement Concentration to their major to prepare for a career in the field of criminal justice at the local, state, and federal level.
Grads wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst’s Erie campus after completing their associates can apply for our Internal Transfer Scholarship, which grants up to $18,000 based on GPA.
Criminal justice majors often find employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, and private security.