CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the study of law enforcement, criminal proceedings and punishment. But at MNU it also focuses on mercy, rehabilitation and compassion.

About the Program

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.

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.

Your future


Touching every aspect of American justice, you could become a(n):

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Investigator
  • Attorney
  • Customs Agent
  • Victim Advocacy Representative

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent criminal justice grads have landed jobs or internships at:

  • Johnson County Office of District Attorney
  • Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
  • Kansas Department of Corrections Parole Office

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

our people are the difference

Our professors are professionals and scholars with clinical licenses at the highest levels in both Kansas and Missouri. Many currently work as law enforcement officers, psychologists, counselors, attorneys, sociologists and crime scene investigators. Our faculty live what they teach.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.