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Criminal Justice
College of Arts & Sciences
CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the study of law enforcement, criminal proceedings and punishment. But at MNU it also focuses on mercy, rehabilitation and compassion.
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Criminal justice students study the systems involved in American justice. These systems include law enforcement, courts, corrections and law. In criminal justice, students deal with problems that have a very real impact on people’s lives.
You WIll Learn

Students learn from accomplished criminal justice scholars and practitioners who are leaders in their fields. From law enforcement and crime scene investigators, to district attorneys and legal scholars, to community corrections officers, MNU students discuss the tough issues facing the criminal justice system today with faculty members who have a keen awareness of real-world concerns.

At MNU, we intentionally integrate faith into the classroom and it could not be more important than in a program like criminal justice where concepts like moral commitment, mercy and justice apply to high stakes situations.


All criminal justice seniors take the ETS Major Field Test before graduation. This examination focuses on criminal justice content and also measures the students’ ability to critically analyze problems in the field of criminal justice. MNU students routinely score much higher than the national average and our institutional mean score has been as high as the 90th percentile.

Potential Careers
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Investigator
  • Attorney
  • Customs Agent
  • Victim Advocacy Representative
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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average annual
career average
Law Enforcement Officer
Probation Officer
Victim Advocacy Representative

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
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Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
MNU Criminal Justice graduates go on to lead lives of service. These incredibly talented and compassionate individuals protect communities, serve crime victims, uphold the laws of their jurisdiction and the United States Constitution, and help offenders lead productive lives.
Criminal Justice Program Director

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.