1. Will all of my courses be focused on criminal justice?
Approximately 42 credit hours will be in professional related courses, with 78 the credit hours for a BA, and 18 credit hours for an AS taken in general education courses. The general education courses will help you to develop analytic and communication skills, and give you an understanding of the economic, political and social context within which the criminal justice system functions.
2. Will most of my time be spent in the classroom?
Your education at Husson University will extend far beyond the classroom. As part of your program, you will visit and meet officials from courts, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, and private security installations. You will have the opportunity to develop an internship opportunity, if desired, in the area of the law that you wish to pursue professionally.
3. Can I be certified as a law enforcement officer?
Students participating in the B.S. degree program will have the opportunity to apply to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy during their junior or senior year to become eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer in the State of Maine. Such experience will enhance your marketability upon graduation.
4. If I get my A.S. degree, can it apply to a B.S degree?
Graduates of other two year programs and working professionals will be accepted into the Husson University B.S. program and credit will be awarded for prior classroom and portfolio-assessed professional work
5. Will I have access to journals and pericodials relating to criminal
Yes. The Husson University's Sawyer Library provides books, journals and legal resources that can be searched for a variety of subjects. Click here to go to the Library's Research Help for Criminal Justice page.
6. Can I minor in another subject while enrolled in Criminal Justice?
Minors can be obtained in conjunction with a Bachelor of Science degree program in the areas of: Psychology, Computer Information Systems, Behavioral Science, Accounting, Mathematics, English, History, or Hospitality Management.
10. What kind of careers does a criminal justice degree prepare me
Law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, and related private sector fields. (See below information from The Bureau of Labor Statistics).