CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

Protect and serve.

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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
  • Criminal Justice majors take a variety of courses to build skills in analytical thinking, data gathering, and problem-solving

  • 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

  • Criminal justice majors often find employment in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, and private security

  • Grads wishing to pursue a Crimianl Justice bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst’s Erie campus after completing their associate's degree can apply for our Internal Transfer Scholarship, which grants up to $18,000 based on GPA


Contact Us

Pete Yaksick
Assistant Professor
Phone: 814-725-6397
Email: pyaksick@mercyhurst.edu


Meet the Faculty

MNE Criminal Justice
Duncan E. McGill, Ph.D.
Dean, Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences
Randy Clemons, D.A.
Associate Dean, Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences, Professor
Raymond Sobina, M.S.
Program Director, Criminal Justice, Computer Systems Support, Assistant Professor