Criminal Justice

Program Type: Major, Minor
Program Level: Undergraduate, Associate
Department: Social Sciences


Feel called to serve and protect? Earn the knowledge and skills at Mount Marty that you need to excel in this high-demand field. Our Criminal Justice program prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the criminal justice profession, including careers in:

  • local, state and federal law enforcement;
  • institutional and community corrections;
  • juvenile justice;
  • social and human services;
  • or readies you for further education in law or graduate school.

Our Watertown criminal justice faculty are professionals in the field who offer real-world experiences to their students. You’ll work closely with them to examine the criminal justice system and how each piece of the system works to provide society with vital services, control and stability.

Our small class sizes allow for individual attention to help you grow personally and professionally as you gain in-depth knowledge in these areas:

  • criminal investigations
  • criminal law
  • criminal procedure
  • policing
  • correction
  • juvenile justice
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • and crime and private security.

Students will complete a professional internship and service learning experience. The Watertown campus works closely with area police departments and other law enforcement agencies to provide opportunities for students that put classroom knowledge to work in the field.

Are you a transfer student hoping to gain your bachelor’s degree at MMU after completing an associate degree at LATC? Take advantage of a simplified transfer process thanks to an articulation agreement between our two schools. Students enrolled in an academic degree program at LATC who complete all requirements for their designated Associate of Applied Science in law enforcement may transfer to MMU to complete their B.A. in criminal justice.