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Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention Management

A degree in criminal justice or loss prevention management opens doors to a variety of challenging and rewarding careers. Are you interested in public-service occupations such as law enforcement, corrections, probation, military intelligence, homeland security or the courts systems? How about private-sector opportunities in loss prevention, corporate security or insurance and fraud investigation? Our small, personalized courses are taught by professors with real-world experience. For your flexibility, many courses are offered online or at convenient times on campus.

Experience learning

You can select courses that can provide hands-on training in a crime lab setting utilizing contemporary technology, such as fingerprint kits, drug identification, ballistics, and firearms identification. The Criminal Justice Department is one of the only academic undergraduate programs in the country that utilizes a use of force simulator as part of our curriculum. Additional hands on courses include Interviewing/Interrogation and Firearms and Violence. We also offer a minor in Wildlife Conservation Law & Policing for students interested in a career as a game warden or conservation officer at the state or federal level.  We offer a wide selection of internship options in your junior or senior year. You can also learn about other cultures and justice systems through opportunities to study abroad.

Career excellence

Graduates of NMU have gone onto become police officers and administrators, game wardens, juvenile delinquency specialists, corrections officers, federal agents, and loss prevention administrators. They work for local, state and federal agencies. 

Hands-on experience goes beyond the classroom. Other institutions, like the U.S. Coast Guard, sometimes come in and work with students on investigating crime scenes. We have  two Facebook pages for you to connect with us: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nmucjdept">Criminal Justice Department</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NMULP">Loss Prevention Management Program</a>.

Degrees Offered

Getting Involved

♦ Criminal Justice Association ♦ Guest speakers/demos ♦ Ride alongs ♦ Volunteer ♦ Police Academy ♦ Wildcat Armory(Student Firearms Club)

Criminal Justice Departmentcj@nmu.edu906-227-2660