The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to academically challenge students through opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. It strives to support Thomas More University’s core mission to challenge students to explore the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others by teaching them to understand 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.
Why study Criminal Justice at TMU?
At Thomas More University, a degree in criminal justice is a liberal arts degree. The curriculum contains courses in the arts, philosophy, theology, history, and natural sciences. Consequently, graduates are equipped with a variety of skills which are transferable to any career. Criminal justice majors graduate with skills such as oral and written communication, critical thinking, research experience, and computer knowledge.
The major also provides an emphasis on ethical leadership and social justice. At Thomas More, students are prepared for any profession through a foundation of strong academics. Students are urged to think about crime and criminal justice from a multidisciplinary approach using theories from sociology, economics, political science, and history.
The mission of the Department is to contribute to the intellectual growth of students. This goal is accomplished through offering opportunities to promote 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.