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Why Study Criminal Justice at Madonna University?

  • The faculty have professional experience in federal, state, county, and local criminal justice agencies
  • More than 90 criminal justice alumni have achieved Chief of Police or Director of Public Safety positions
  • The breadth of the program prepares students for a variety of criminal justice careers
  • Internships with local, state, and federal agencies give Madonna graduates an advantage in the workplace
  • Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection - you can complete this degree in the classroom or in a degree completion format 100% online

The criminal justice program at Madonna has an excellent reputation for preparing students for leadership roles in public service. Through academics, service learning and internships, you can learn about 21st century criminal justice best practices and gain an understanding of how to conduct yourself in a variety of professional roles. The program consists of 45 credits in the major, in addition to general education requirements. The following Certificates of Completion are available to enhance your bachelor’s or associate degree: Homeland Security, Private Security, Private Investigation, Animal Cruelty Investigation, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Forensic Psychology, and Forensic Accounting.

Our professional faculty have experience at all levels of the criminal justice system; several are graduates of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Wall of Honor   Madonna University
Criminal Justice
Wall of Honor
Career Opportunities   Employers of Alumni
Advocate to End Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking   American Express
Border Patrol Officer   Auto-Owners Insurance of Michigan
Corporate Investigator   Bureau of Federal Prisons
Corporate Security Manager   CARE House of Michigan
Financial Fraud Investigator   Customs and Border Control
Intelligence Analyst   Department of Homeland Security
Law Enforcement Officer   F.B.I.
Loss Prevention Manager   First Step
Private Detective   Haven
    Jane Doe Private Investigations
    Juvenile Probation
    Michigan Department of Corrections
    Parole and Probation
    State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    Turning Point
Madonna University Alumni  

Madonna alumni, faculty, and students
participating in Major Fest festivities
(held annually in the fall after the
semester begins) at Madonna University.

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson started at Madonna University in the fall of 2012 as a criminal justice major. He participated in two professional internships: one with DTE, and the other with the U.S. Marshall Service. Jackson’s professionalism and hard work paid off when the U.S. Marshall Service asked him to accompany them and participate in their week-long annual training exercises in Grayling, Mich. His dream of becoming a police officer was realized when he was hired by the Michigan State Police in 2014. Jackson is a role model to other students. As an alumnus, he continues to support and mentor students, reminding them to work hard, follow their dreams, and never give up!