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Criminal Justice (BS)

Criminal Justice Degree Overview

Our Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree 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. You’ll be equipped to apply your new skills on a daily basis in any career opportunity you pursue.

Concentrations are available in Law EnforcementCorrectionsHomeland Security, and Conservation Law Enforcement so you can tailor your education to support your career goals.

Prepare for a Career In:

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