About Us

As the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Department and on behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Criminal Justice Department.

Criminal justice is one of the most popular majors at NMU. Our faculty have diverse professional backgrounds providing a wealth of knowledge in the criminal justice, corrections, or loss prevention fields. Our programs synthesize the theoretical with applied knowledge in the field providing students with diverse perspectives leading to careers in law enforcement, corrections, loss prevention, and the court systems. We offer on-campus and online courses as well.

We are part of the College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies (CHSPS). Click to view the other departments in our college.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate degree programs including two associates, and two bachelor's degrees (both can be completed online), and three minors in Criminal Justice, Loss Prevention, and Wildlife Conservation Law and Policing.

There are hundreds of jobs to choose from in the field of criminal justice. Many of these jobs are currently in high demand, and labor specialists predict that federal jobs in criminal justice will continue to grow. Please explore our website to learn more about the criminal justice field. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 906-227-2660.


Robert A. Hanson

Department Head

Criminal Justice & Loss Prevention