Welcome from the Division Chair
The Thomas University Department of Criminal Justice prepares students through challenging course work, research and interactive learning to enter the work force or pursue advanced career opportunities. The Department of Criminal Justice has over 180 students enrolled in its associate and bachelor degree programs. The department offers an Associate of Science in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. There are 3 full-time faculty and 5 part-time faculty in the department. The Thomas University Criminal Justice Faculty is composed of a wide array of accomplished law enforcement professionals with over 150 years practical experience in the field. Thomas University is sensitive to the need of law enforcement professionals to continue their formal educations, and the difficulties of doing so inherent to their career path. With this in mind the Criminal Justice Department has developed a distance-learning model blending quality instruction with convenience. Both programs feature small classes where students will experience interactive learning with other law enforcement officers from across a wide range of agencies, while benefiting from course scheduling that makes full time employment possible. Traditional students within the Criminal Justice program benefit from exposure to the collective experiences of the various law enforcement professionals they connect with in class, while making important contacts for a future in the criminal justice field. Thomas University is committed to the law enforcement community and the Criminal Justice Department strives to provide educational opportunities that are relevant, engaging and accessible to the professionals of this important public safety profession.