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Criminal Justice at Thomas University

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree at Thomas University provides students with an understanding of how the criminal justice system works and its response to varying types of crime.  Students gain a strong knowledge of constitutional, procedural and organizational systems.  The Criminal Justice program is offered entirely online, allowing individuals to balance earning their degree with personal and professional obligations.

Many students pursuing the Criminal Justice program at TU are full-time law enforcement officers or other Criminal Justice professionals.  Our experienced Criminal Justice faculty bring real-world application to course material.

Individuals with basic law enforcement training are eligible to be awarded up to 40 credits hours. Those with basic correction officer training are eligible to be awarded up to 27 credit hours.

“The online classes were great, giving me the convenience of attending my classes any time day or night. The knowledge that I have gained from my classes was priceless and has been very beneficial to me in performing my duties.”

– Grady Sanford, Chief Deputy,  Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office

+Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • Mathematical Modeling or College Algebra
  • Math/Science elective
  • Inquiry electives (1 course)
  • Cultural Foundations electives (3 classes)
  • Creativity electives (2 classes)
  • Intro to Criminal Justice**

MAJOR COURSES

  • Policing in America*
  • Corrections in America**
  • Criminology*
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Research and Analysis
  • Deviance, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Standards & Practices
  • Constitutional Law
  • Community Policing
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Law
  • Comparative Justice System
  • Open Electives

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120

*Met by Basic Law Enforcement Training
**Met by Basic Law Enforcement training or Basic Correctional Officer Training.

AVAILABLE MINORS

+Careers

Police, Detectives and criminal investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Bureau of Labor Statistics Police and Detectives

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Bureau of Labor Statistics Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

+Admissions

Students with no prior college, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit  must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

Send official transcripts to:

admissions@thomasu.edu

Or

Admissions Office
Thomas University
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel should also provide documentation of their basic law enforcement and/or corrections officer training.

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