Criminal Justice (BS)
Our Criminal Justice program stands out from others by focusing on practical training so you can apply your degree to real-world situations. Your professors will be professionals who have worked in the field. And you’ll learn how to apply your new skills on a daily basis with any career opportunity you pursue.
- Policing in America
- The Court System
- The Corrections System
- Criminal Law
- Rights and Roles of Citizens
- Multicultural Issues in CJ
You can explore career paths in:
- Homeland Security
- Law Enforcement
Thanks to an agreement of mutual understanding with the Maine Department of Public Safety, the criminal justice degree program at Thomas features an option to attend the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Course at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy during your senior year. By completing this course, you’ll be certified to perform law enforcement duties in most jurisdictions.
You can take…
- Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice class, where you’ll put your knowledge to the test in engaging classroom debates
- A Criminal Justice Experience course, independent research project, or internship where you’ll demonstrate flexibility and responsibility in managing a real-world project
- Basic Law Enforcement at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, where you will earn both college credit and police academy certification (saving money in the process)
You’ll graduate with the ability to…
- Comprehend and assess the importance of the criminal system within society.
- Demonstrate effective communications skills both oral and written.
- Analyze the three functional components of the criminal justice system and their interrelationship.
- Explain the Constitutional rights enjoyed by citizens of the United States.
- Describe various cultural issues and diversity and the manner in which they affect the criminal justice system.
- Apply philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases within the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become a professional in the criminal justice system.
- Analyze and debate current critical issues affecting the performance of criminal justice professional.