December 28, 2009
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer courses in its Criminal Justice program through the University of Maine System’s University College during the spring 2010 semester, which begins in January.
UMFK will offer seven courses as part of its new Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration. Students also can earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies Criminal Justice sequence. Both programs are offered entirely on-line.
The programs are designed to prepare students academically with professional skills for work in public service, governmental management, and public safety, including law enforcement and the criminal justice system at the federal, state, regional, and local levels.
The University of Maine at Augusta will deliver 11 courses in its Justice Studies program on-line and via interactive television. UMA’s bachelor and associate degrees in Justice Studies provide opportunities in law enforcement, paralegal work, detective work, corrections, and security.
UMFK and UMA have articulation agreements in place, which allow students to transfer courses seamless between the two campuses
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in most local police departments are excellent for qualified individuals. Many openings will be created by the need to replace workers who retire and those who leave local agencies for federal jobs and private sector security jobs. A more security-conscious society, along with population growth will contribute to the increasing demand for police services.
For more information about UMFK’s Criminal Justice Program and courses, please contact the UMFK website at: http://www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/programs/psa/default.cfm?ref=4