You have a heart for service to the community—and we have the heart to help see you succeed. NAU’s Criminal Justice degree program at its Dallas (Mesquite) school provides you with the skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field and prepare you to join other admirable public servants in your community. With active law enforcement officers and attorneys teaching many of our courses—you will receive the foundation you need coupled with real world experience from the field.
The program’s mission is to equip students with the ability to think critically about the cause and effect of criminal behavior; to approach investigations, corrections, and rehabilitation using current evidence-based practices; to provide students with the ethical guidelines and skills necessary to make insightful decisions in the field; and to prepare students to join the ranks of exemplary public servants in their communities.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (800) 548-0605 or visit the Mesquite campus page.
- Introduction to Forensics in Criminal Justice
- U.S. Corrections
- Criminal Law
- Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security and Terrorism
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
State certification bodies and individual agencies may have additional criteria that must be met before a candidate can become a certified or licensed law enforcement officer. Please review that criterion with the state, agency, or department of interest.
NAU is not a Minnesota POST Board Certified Professional Peace Officer Education Program. Without reciprocity, students in Minnesota are not eligible to sit for the licensing exam upon completion of an NAU Bachelor Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree Programs.
NAU also offers Criminal Justice at the bachelor’s degree level and as a concentration area for the Master of Management degree program.
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National American University’s Mesquite campus is conveniently located in the Town Center East Plaza of the Dallas metro area. The Mesquite campus has been serving students in the east Dallas area and provides the caring and supportive environment needed to achieve academic success. In addition to its strong business and accounting curriculum, the Mesquite campus offers excellent degree programs in the healthcare field, criminal justice, and information technology. The flexibility and convenience of participating in online and on campus classes allows students to earn their degree while maintaining busy lifestyles. Located off of the North 635 LBJ Freeway, the Mesquite campus is conveniently located in the adjoining parking of Town East Mall, next to Shepler’s. More information about Mesquite and the surrounding area is available at the following sites: