Criminal Justice (BS)

Criminal Justice Degree Overview

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.

Concentrations are available in: Law EnforcementCorrectionsHomeland Security, and Conservation Law Enforcement.

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Corrections
  • Social Work
  • Risk Compliance Management
  • Corrections Center Administration

You learn how to talk to people when it’s a small school. Knowing how to talk to a person is one of the biggest things you need to be a Marine Patrol Officer. The college helped me a lot with both my career and personal life, and I’m thankful for that.”

Ricky DerBoghosian ’15, Maine Marine Patrol Officer, Department of Marine Resources

At a Glance

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development

Key Courses

  • Policing in America
  • The Court System
  • The Corrections System
  • Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Rights and Roles of Citizens