Thomas More College

Choose Your Future

The rigorous academic program makes criminal justice majors qualified to continue their studies in graduate school or to find a position in one of many areas. Careers in criminal justice include:

  • Juvenile Court Advocate
  • Drug Treatment Specialist
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Correctional Educator
  • Corporate Loss Prevention

Thomas More College will give you the foundation you need to choose your own future.

Criminal Justice

Reach Your Goals

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is to contribute to the intellectual growth of students. This goal is realized through offering opportunities to promote this growth both in and around the classroom. Students explore relationships between society, culture and self in preparation to contribute to the discipline's humanitarian mission in future positions of responsibility. Small class sizes help to foster individual attention and close student/faculty relationships. Students experience an atmosphere of superior teaching and scholarship in preparation for their futures in the private sector or in public service.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s criminal justice program is to academically challenge students, through opportunities in and out of the classroom, to explore the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others by understanding the relationships between the individual components that make up the criminal justice system as well as the relationships between the criminal justice system and larger social and cultural institutions.

Chart Your Course

A sampling of courses for a degree in Criminal Justice includes:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Theory and Philosophy of Policing
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Law and Courts
  • Research Methodology
  • Substance Abuse

Enjoy Your Experience

The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department offers several opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, including academic conferences, service learning programs and the Student Club. Through the Student Club for sociology and criminal justice majors, you'll identify and address social issues relevant to you, the college and the community at large.

For more information, contact:

Amy Thistlethwaite
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Thomas More College