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.