Beyond Education


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Students in the Criminal Justice program at Thomas learn through classroom involvement, engagement, and critical thinking. They can pursue many career paths, including law enforcement officer, probation and parole, fish and game warden, coastal marine warden, private investigator or emergency services communicator.

Students use their public-speaking skills to lead discussions with peers about researched criminal justice topics. They take theory courses such as Criminal Investigation, and Patrol Operations and learn about the Critical Issues in Criminal Justice.

Thomas has constructed this curriculum so that students have the opportunity to spend a semester away. If they want to become police officers, in the last semester at Thomas students have the opportunity to enroll in the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for an eighteen-week Basic Law Enforcement Course. The Basic Law Enforcement class is required for all Maine law- enforcement officers for full-time certification, so students will leave ready for the workforce.

If the federal government is students passion then The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars may well be of interest. Students have the opportunity to spend a semester in Washington D.C. and participate in internship opportunities with Interpol, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend and assess the importance of the criminal justice system within society. (Core Competencies I, II, III, IV) 
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills both oral and written. (Core Competency I) 
  • Analyze the three functional components of the criminal justice system and their interrelationship. (Core Competency III) 
  • Explain the Constitutional rights enjoyed by citizens of the United States. (Core Competency III) 
  • Describe various cultural issues and diversity and the manner in which they affect the criminal justice system. (Core Competencies I, III, IV) 
  • Apply philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases within the criminal justice system. (Core Competencies I, III) 
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become a professional in the criminal justice system. (Core Competencies II, IV) 
  • Analyze and debate current critical issues affecting the performance of criminal justice professional. (Core Competencies I, III, IV)

 


Concentrations



Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Specialization Track

21 credits of specialization track courses to be used in place of general criminal justice electives within the Criminal Justice program

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Criminology

Criminal Justice – Criminology Specialization Track

21 credits of specialization track courses to be used in place of general criminal justice electives within the Criminal Justice program

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Specialization Track

21 credits of specialization track courses to be used in place of general criminal justice electives within the Criminal Justice program


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