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Course Catalog 20142015 RIGHT TO REVISE The College reserves the right to change, without prior notice, items set forth in this publication. Such items include, but are not limited to, fees, calendar, policies, regulations, course offerings, and program requirements. Students should inquire through the Registrars Office about changes that have been made since the date of printing. Catalog Number 20142015 Thomas College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX Employer.

ACCREDITATION Thomas College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its st

The following Thomas College programs in Education are certified by the State of Maine Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood EducationEndorsement 081 Birth to 5 Years and Endorsement 029 K3 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Endorsement 020 K8 Unless indicated otherwise, no program accreditation by any other agency exists. HOW TO CONTACT US Mailing Address Telephone Toll Free FAX Email Address WorldWide Web Address 180 West River Road, Waterville ME 049015097 2078591111 18003397001

PROGRAMS OF STUDY UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES ASSOCIATE IN ARTS 2Year Arts and Sciences KiestMorgan Program 3Year Accounting Accounting Forensic Concentration Computer Science Finance Hospitality Management Information Technology Management International Business Management Marketing Management Sport Management ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE 2Year Accounting Business BACHELOR OF ARTS 4Year General Studies English Political Science Policy Studies Public Administration Security Studies Psychology

1 Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS Thomas College Academic Calendar ..............................................................4 History, Mission, and Vision............................................................................6 Thomas College Core Competencies...............................................7 Admissions and Financial Information Application Procedures ........................................................................

Table of Contents 2 Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Administration........................................77 Education.........................................................................................................................82 English ...........................................................................................................................89 Finance .......................................................

3 Table of Contents Project Management...................................................................................................212 Marketing.....................................................................................................................213 Mathematics..................................................................................................................214 Special Topics....................................................................................

Thomas College Calendar 4 THOMAS COLLEGE ACADEMIC CALENDAR 20142015 FALL 2014 August 1822 23 2529 28 30 September 1 2 5 10 26 October 1314 17 21 MonTue Friday Tuesday Columbus Day Break Day Division MidSemester Warnings DueDay Last day to drop a class CEDGrad Divisions Mon.Fri. Saturday Mon.Fri. Thursday Saturday Thomas College Institute Session I EDGE Welcome Thomas College Institute Session II Summer II ends CEDGrad New Student MoveinOrientation Monday Tuesday Friday Wednesday Friday Lab

5 Thomas College Calendar SPRING 2015 January 5 10 11 12 12 19 20 February 16 1620 23 27 March 20 Friday 26 Thursday 30Apr. 3 MonFri April 6 6 1317 13 May 1 48 8 1115 15 16 25 26 June 29 July 3 6 9 13 August 10 27 September 7 Monday Thursday Last day to drop a class CEDGrad Division Summer II Session end CEDGrad Summer II Grades Due CEDGrad Friday Monday Thursday Tuesday 4th of July Holiday No Classes Summer II Session begins CEDGrad Summer I Grades Due Last day to adddrop courses wno trans

History, Mission and Vision of the College 6 THE HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE Thomas College was founded in 1894 as a nonsectarian, coeducational college dedicated to career training. Since its founding, the College has maintained this tradition of educating students for careers in business, technology, and education. In the spring of 1956, the College moved from its downtown location to a large, private estate in the city of Waterville. When the College outgrew this campus in 1966, it purchased 70

7 History, Mission and Vision of the College THOMAS COLLEGE CORE COMPETENCIES I. Communications Thomas students communicate effectively and persuasively, demonstrating an awareness of audience and the use of a variety of forms, oral and written, print and electronic. Students demonstrate their creative skills as well as their abilities in organization, presentation, and the development of form and content. II. Leadership and Service Thomas students exhibit a command of interpersonal, leade

History, Mission and Vision of the College 8 THE COLLEGE CAMPUS Just two miles from downtown Waterville, Thomas College is located on one hundred and twenty acres of woods and fields where the Kennebec River and Messalonskee Stream meet. The College complex consists of the Harold Alfond Academic Center, the Harold Alfond Athletic Center, the Administrative building, the Laurette Ayotte Auditorium, the Library, the Larry Mahaney Gymnasium, the Welcome Center, the George and Marty Spann Student

9 History, Mission and Vision of the College Athletic Fields Wellmaintained athletic fields for soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, and field hockey are used for both intercollegiate and intramural sports. During the winter, the campus rolling acres lend themselves to crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. Facilities for swimming, racquetball, and hockey are available locally through cooperative arrangements. Turf Field Complex Two new turf fields were opened in fall 2012. The fields are next

Admissions and Financial Information 10 FULLTIME DAY UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Thomas College belongs to the National Association of College Admission Counselors and subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice. The College invites applications from prospective degree candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. APPLICATION PROCEDURES Thomas College offers three 3 ways to submit an application for admission 1

11 Admissions and Financial Information 5. Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended 6. Official scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT I or the American College Testing Program ACT are required for admission into all Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Arts programs. SAT I or ACT scores are NOT required for admission into Associate of Science and Associate of Arts twoyear programs they are needed to be considered for merit aid. The Thomas College code number for score

Admissions and Financial Information 12 Homeschooled students are encouraged to earn a high school equivalency diploma, and complete a nationally recognized standardized test such as the SAT I or ACT. These documents, along with all other documents mentioned previously, are individually reviewed to determine admission to the College. INTERVIEWSTOURS OF THE CAMPUS Personal interviews are not required but are recommended for all applicants. Interviews and tours of the campus are conducted Monda

13 Admissions and Financial Information The College generally accepts courses for transfer credit that were completed at an institution that carries regional accreditation, and which correspond s to a similar program requirement in effect at the time of the students proposed enrollment at Thomas. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work with a grade of C or higher. Only the credits transfer grades are not transferred or used to compute the students grade point average at Thomas College.

Admissions and Financial Information 14 BACHELOR DEGREEACCELERATED MBA 1 APPLICANTS KiestMorgan Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in BusinessRelated Disciplines Thomas College offers innovative programs that meet market demand. One example is the KiestMorgan Scholars program. This program is designed specifically for business degree applicants who wish to complete 121 academic credits in a threeyear time frame, thus saving up to onequarter of the cost of attending college. Under this uniq

15 Admissions and Financial Information YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM Thomas College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning degreegranting institutions in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public instate undergr

Admissions and Financial Information 16 Students seeking readmission must resolve any outstanding financialobligations before the application for readmission will be considered. Academic warning or probation designations will still be in effect as defined in the section on Academic Information however, the student is still categorized as making satisfactory progress. Students who were dismissed by the College and who seek readmission should refer to the section on Academic Information. Col

17 Admissions and Financial Information Dual Enrollment Thomas College partners with select area high schools to offer Thomas College courses that are taught at the students high school. Students are encouraged to speak with their guidance counselor or call the Admissions Office at Thomas about the availability of a dual enrollment agreement with the College. Thomas College suggests that students who elect to take a dual enrollment course demonstrate the commitment to college level work throug

Admissions and Financial Information 18 CONTINUING EDUCATIONGRADUATE COSTS FOR DAY STUDENTS Undergraduate day students carrying fewer than twelve credits or more than eighteen credits per term, in the fall or spring, will pay the full prorated day tuition based on 12 credits per term for any Continuing Education Division courses taken. If students enroll for either a fall or spring Continuing Education Division course as part of their twelvetoeighteencredit course load, the tuition for the Con

19 Admissions and Financial Information NONMATRICULATED STUDENTS A nonmatriculated student is defined as a student who has not applied and been accepted into a degreegranting program. Nonmatriculated status is afforded to students who would normally meet Thomas admissions requirements but who choose not to enroll in a degree program. Nonmatriculated students registering for Day Division classes will enroll through Admissions and be registered through the Registrars Office. Nonmatriculated stud

Admissions and Financial Information 20 Health Fee The health fee is charged to all day students. The health fee may only be waived if a student is participating in a special educational opportunity and is not enrolled in any classes on campus. Housing Deposit a 200 noninterest bearing deposit is required for every resident student. The fee for new students will be charged as part of the admissions deposit. Returning students are required to pay the fee each March to participate in the room lo

21 Admissions and Financial Information of medical insurance in the Student Financial Services Office prior to September 12. Coverage is effective for a full year beginning September 1, provided the student meets the eligibility requirements. Students who intend to participate in intercollegiate or club sports are required to provide evidence of major medical insurance during the period of participation. International Student Health Insurance All enrolled international students F1 and J1 visas

Admissions and Financial Information 22 Thomasonian Yearbook A yearbook fee is included as part of the Colleges charges. Students who choose not to purchase a yearbook must complete a waiver form by September 12 in the Student Financial Services Office. Transcripts All transcript requests must be in writing and may be requested by going to httpwww.thomas.edureg and choosing Request a Transcript. Official transcripts are issued to other schools, agencies, or employers transcripts issued directl

23 Admissions and Financial Information REFUND POLICY Students who withdraw from the College must notify the Student Affairs Office. Refunds will be made as of the effective date of withdrawal acknowledged by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of the Registrar. The Student Financial Services Office recalculates federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a semester. Recalculation is

Admissions and Financial Information 24 FINANCIAL AID Thomas College offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance to students with academic promise who have demonstrated financial need. In all cases, an award from the College supplements, and does not replace, the funds available to students from their own and their familys resources. The College tailors its assistance programs to meet the needs of each individual student. Each year Thomas awards scholarships and grants from its own

25 Admissions and Financial Information CONTINUATION OF FINANCIAL AID A students continued entitlement to financial aid depends on two conditions 1 Satisfactory Academic Progress see Academic Information, and 2 completion of at least 67 of credits attempted. Thomas College evaluates Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of each payment period semester or trimester Students must complete their degree with a maximum time frame. Undergraduate students cannot exceed 150 of the published length

Admissions and Financial Information 26 SOURCES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS New Students Merit Scholarships Summa Cum Laude Scholarship Renewable scholarships of 13.000 6,500 per semester are awarded to firsttime college students who meet the required GPA and SAT scores. The Admissions Committee will review students information at the time of acceptance. Students who receive this scholarship must be enrolled fulltime and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. This scholarship is

27 Admissions and Financial Information scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of 4 years of continuous undergraduate study. Dean Transfer Scholarship Renewable scholarship of 5,000 2,500 per semester are awarded to transfer college students with an overall transfer GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 and at least 12 transfer credits. The Admissions Committee will review students information at the time of acceptance. Students who receive this scholarship must be enrolled fulltime and maintain a minimum

Admissions and Financial Information 28 Business Educators Association of Maine BEAM Scholarships Each year, high school students from all regions of Maine vie in local, regional, and state competitions, testing their skill and knowledge in different business subject areas. Those students who finish in the top three places in each contest in the state competition are awarded scholarships to be used during their first year at Thomas. Students must be enrolled full time. The BEAM scholarship amo

29 Admissions and Financial Information Rancourt Scholarship First preference is given to students of French Heritage. Special Education Opportunity Scholarship In most instances, Thomas College merit scholarships and institutional financial aid as opposed to federal and state financial aid do not extend to students participating in special educational programs such as the Criminal Justice Academy, Washington Center for internships, LEcole Atalntique de Commerce, API or GlobaLinks. In those ca

Admissions and Financial Information 30 Stephen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fulltime undergraduate students enrolled in a fouryear program within any major may apply for this scholarship. The applicant must currently be a firstyear student, sophomore, or junior with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by a review team including faculty members, the Director of Financial Aid, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Director of Alumni Rela

31 Admissions and Financial Information Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Program Freshmen may receive 3,500 sophomores 4,500 juniors and seniors 5,500. The interest rate is set each July 1st, but cannot exceed 8.25 percent. The Student Financial Services Office will provide Promissory Notes. This loan is based on federal eligibility. Interest begins to accrue and repayment begins six months after the student graduates or stops attending at least halftime. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Sta

Student Services 32 STUDENT SERVICES Thomas students are responsible, selfdirected young adults striving for personal as well as educational development. Thus, the college community is designed to assist students in their emotional, cultural, and social growth. Student services counseling, health, student life and activities, residential life, public safety, recreation and intramurals, Student Senate, Judicial Board, and dining servicesare all under the direction of the Vice President for Stud

33 Student Services which they are registered. Students must remain fully covered for the entire time that they are enrolled as a Thomas College student. Students who have a change in policy while enrolled at Thomas must notify Student Financial Services immediately. Students must have complete and uptodate health and immunization records on file with the campus Health Center before moving into housing andor starting classes. DISABILITY SERVICES Upon receiving timely notice of need, Thomas

Student Services 34 Facilities are staffed by several fulltime and parttime workstudy staff. These facilities are generally open Monday through Thursday from 730 a.m. to 1100 p.m., Friday 730 a.m. to 430 p.m., Saturday 100 p.m. to 300 p.m., and Sunday 530 p.m. to 1100 p.m. WiFi 802.11abgn wireless network access is provided throughout campus. 5Ghz connections are recommended. 2.4Ghz connections are also available. Residence Hall rooms also have secure highspeed wired local area network connect

35 Student Services CAMPUS SECURITY AND CRIME AWARENESS Thomas College is committed to security and safety on campus. The College produces a report annually in conjunction with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998. This compliance document can be viewed on the Public Safety web site at httpwww.thomas.edupublicsafety or obtained from the Student Affairs Office. The Public Safety Office is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist membe

Student Services 36 Career Services Sponsored Events In addition to the services and resources mentioned above, Career Services provides all current undergraduate and graduate students with events and workshops that enhance the professional skills of our students. Career Services sponsored events are held monthly, below is a sample list of workshops and events hosted by Career Services Career Path a workshop that informs students what career paths are available in their field of study

37 Student Services Career Services Works with Alumni Career Services is a lifelong benefit to all Thomas College graduates. Whether changing careers, in need of resume assistance or interested in connecting with Thomas alums in your industry, Career Services is here to help students and alumni through individual and personalized career exploration at every stage. DINING SERVICES Sodexo provides food service to Thomas College. The Dining Center features stationed dining in order to provide a

Student Services 38 Academic Coaching For students desiring to maximize their individual academic potential, professional staff members of the Student Success Center provide oneonone academic coaching. Academic coaching is a studentoriented model in which a professional staff member guides the student through a process of identifying his or her learning preferences and strengths and building strategies based on those for cultivating that students academic success. EDGE Engage, Develop, Guide,

39 Student Services Hinman Hall This 108bed residence offers singlegendered podstyle housing for first year students. Each pod will house 27 students in single and double rooms, a common area lounge and computer study area, and two common bathrooms. Each room is wired for voice, video and data, and cable TV. Each resident student has access to a private voice mailbox and a direct inward dial phone number, and computer hook up. There are two pods per floor which share a common quiet study room

Student Services 40 RECREATION AND INTRAMURAL PROGRAMS The purpose of intramural and recreational programs at Thomas College is to provide all students an opportunity for participation in recreational sports and activities. Intramural programs provide friendly competition, exercise, recreation, and are an enjoyable outlet for all participants. The emphasis is on fun, not competition. Winning is not the primary goal but rather, the opportunity to exercise, develop leadership skills, experience

41 Student Services director provides a comfortable, relaxed, and energetic atmosphere for students to learn and develop. Education Club Created for education members who enjoy opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The club sponsors fund raisers, activities for children, and attends and hosts workshops that are geared toward expanding their knowledge regarding the education field. Judicial Review Board The Judicial Review Board provides students with the opportunity to participate with

Student Services 42 Resident Assistants Resident Assistants RAs are undergraduate student staff who live in the residence halls and act as peer advisers, resources, and programmers to resident students. Their primary responsibility is getting to know the students they live with and helping them to make the most of their Thomas College experience by fostering a sense of community. The RAs are knowledgeable about the College and campus resources, make rounds within the buildings when serving as

43 Student Services Collegiate Crest Award The Collegiate Crest award honors sophomore and junior students selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and service to the college and community. Thomas Award The Thomas Award honors two seniors selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and service to the college and community. NinaLee Warnick Memorial Award The NinaLee Warnick Memorial Award is based entirely upon the students contribution of time and energy to Thomas College and de

Academic Information 44 ACADEMIC INFORMATION GRADING INFORMATION Grades are recorded as follows Superior A 4.0 A 3.7 Above Average B3.3 B 3.0 B 2.7 Average C 2.3 C 2.0 C 1.7 Below Average D 1.3 D 1.0 D 0.7 Failing F 0.0 Other P AU W AW L P Pass, W Withdrew, AU Audit, AW Administrative Withdrawal, L Stopped Attending The cumulative grade point average GPA is used in determining eligibility for honors, participation in extracurricular activities, study abroad, and graduation as well as probati

45 Academic Information FourYear Programs 0 .50 Cum GPA 0 5 earned credits 6 29 earned credits 30 61 earned credits 62 91 earned credits 92 credits or above Subject to academic dismissal no appeal Subject to academic dismissal no appeal Below 1.29 Below 1.75 Below 1.90 Below 2.00 TwoYear Programs 0 .50 Cum GPA 0 5 earned credits 6 29 earned credits 30 credits or above Subject to academic dismissal no appeal Subject to academic dismissal no appeal Below 1.29 Below 2.00 The Academic Af

Academic Information 46 A student dismissed from the College for academic reasons may appeal his or her dismissal by submitting a written request to the Academic Dean. At that time, students may present new evidence of their ability to satisfactorily continue their studies. The student may meet with the Academic Dean, at which time the Academic Dean may allow the dismissal decision to stand, reverse the decision, or readmit the student under specific conditions. A student dismissed a second ti

47 Academic Information Academic Warning A student whose semester grade point average is below 2.00 but whose cumulative grade point average remains 2.00 or higher will receive an academic warning. Students enrolled in graduate programs with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 may be placed on warning. ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY DISMISSALS Students who violate academic policies or in some other way behave inappropriately in any academic setting may be placed on disciplinary probation by the Academic Dean.

Academic Information 48 Subbing. Replacing another student, or asking another student to replace you, for the purpose of taking a quiz or exam. Altering. Changing grades or marks on papers or exams unauthorized use or alteration of college adddrop or other forms. Falsifying. Falsification or fabrication of research results, quotations, facts, andor references. PENALTIES First offenses of academic misconduct in the context of a course will be dealt with by the courses instructor. Instructors a

49 Academic Information Appeals must be based on the basis of new evidence or when there is reason to believe that proper procedure has been violated, but may not be appealed solely on the basis of dissatisfaction with the sanction. There is no further appeal beyond the Appeals Board. Work Cited Gibaldi, Joseph, ed. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7 ed. NY Modern Language Association of America, 2009. th GRADUATION INFORMATION The responsibility for meeting the various prerequisi

Academic Information 50 ACADEMIC POLICIES Residency For a bachelors degree, the last 30 credit hours 10 courses of a students program must be completed at Thomas College in the division day or Continuing Education that will be awarding the degree. In addition, at least 15 credit hours 5 courses must be completed in courses in the major at Thomas College. Students may petition the Academic Affairs Committee for a residency waiver written approval for the waiver must be secured before the studen

51 Academic Information Directed Study Directed Studies are generally offered for one of two reasons 1 logisticalthe student needs to take a course in the regular curriculum but cannot do so at a regularly scheduled time because of irreconcilable hardship or courseconflict instances not contributed to by the student or 2 pedagogicalthe subject of the course is not found in the regular curriculum and is one in which the student has considerable interest and the faculty member considerable exper

Academic Information 52 Course Retakes Students may, at their option, retake a class to attempt to improve their grade. Upon successful completion of the class, the Registrars Office will record the awarded grade and compute the cumulative GPA using the more recent of the two grades. In doing so, students forfeit any credit they may have received in the previous class that is, they will receive credit for the class only once. The student must complete a retake form, retake the course and pay a

53 Academic Information CLEP Examination Thomas College Course American Government........................................................ PS213 American History I ............................................................. HG321 American History II ............................................................ HG322 Analysis and Interpretation of Literature ........................... EH221 Info. Systems and Computer Applications ......................... CS115 Introduction to Educational Psy

Academic Information 54 Faculty are requested to make reasonable allowances for eligible studentathletes with regards to absences dictated by scheduled competitions, including tournament games. In all cases, the student is responsible for all missed work. Students anticipating the possibility of tournament play should be in contact with faculty to discuss contingency plans for missed work. Reasonable allowances are dictated by the specifics of course requirements, a students overall performanc

55 Academic Information International Programs Other opportunities are available for international study at a number of colleges and universities throughout the world. Thomas College also partners with GlobaLinks and Academic Programs International API to provide study abroad opportunities. Most programs are designed for students to study abroad during their junior year however, some programs offer a summer study option. For information regarding these programs, contact the Academic Affairs Of

Academic Information 56 CURRICULUM INFORMATION The Baccalaureate curriculum at Thomas College is comprised of the arts and sciences core, the general business core for business programs, courses in the major, and electives. Arts and Sciences Requirements The Arts and Sciences requirements include 45 credits. Course designation CS EH EH111 EH112 CO245 HGPS HUPH LIB MS MS120 PYSY SC MGCOHN 110 Course name Computer Elective Literature Elective English Composition I English Composition II Public S

57 Academic Information Major Beyond the core curricula, students complete their individual major program of study requirements to a minimum of 120 credits. Students in a business program are required to successfully complete a proficiency exam as stipulated in their program. Minor A student must declare a minor on the appropriate form in the Registrars Office. The students minor will be indicated on the students transcript but not on the diploma. Business Department minors are available in th

Academic Information 58 Course Requirements for a Minor in International Business MG250 Principles of International Business MG337 Managing in the Global Environment MG325 Diversity Management MK370 Global Marketing Management HG227 World Geography Choose one Management or Marketing elective Course Requirements for a Minor in Information Technology Management CS175 Introduction to Programming Logic and Design CS218 Java Programming CS315 Databases CS345 Data Communications CS415 Topics in CIS

59 Academic Information Arts Sciences minors generally consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be courses beyond core requirements and not already part of the students major. Course Requirements for a Minor in Criminal Justice CJ121 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ122 Police Patrol Procedures CJ223 The Corrections System CJ333 Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice Two additional courses carrying a CJ designation. Course Requirements for a Minor in Education ED122 Foundations of Ed

Academic Information 60 Law Content Course CJ202 Criminal Law, CJ204 Criminal Procedure, LS327 Business Law, LS330 Law of the Workplace, or another course with substantial legal content as determined by the PreLaw Advisor. Course Requirements for a Minor in Science Six courses carrying an SC designation, four of which must be beyond the students program and Arts Sciences core requirements. Course Requirements for a Minor in Sociology SY113 Principles of Sociology SY125 Experiencing Diversity

61 Academic Information UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Thomas College Internship Program offers eligible students the opportunity for practical, realworld experience. The Internship Program is specifically designed to Give students the experience needed to secure a position and jumpstart a career. Help students begin to make professional contacts and to network within the field of study. Provide students a possible opportunity to earn while they learn and help pay for college expenses

Academic Information 62 Students choosing this option will be billed and will need to pay the prorated tuition based on 12 credits by July 1. Students are urged to contact the Student Financial Aid Office concerning eligibility for financial aid and the implications of accepting a financial aid award for a summer semester. The second option is for students to complete the work experience portion of an internship during the summer and complete the academic component during the following fall se

63 Programs of Study THE H. ALLEN RYAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The H. Allen Ryan School of Business is aptly named in honor of H. Allen Ryan, a longstanding member of the Thomas College Board of Trustees and former owner of NorthCenter Food Service. Mr. Ryan is widely known and regarded for his business acumen. His service and generosity to Thomas College have helped to drive the institution towards unprecedented growth and strength. MISSION STATEMENT The H. Allen Ryan School of Business prepares

Programs of Study 64 PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN ACCOUNTING Associate in Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Managerial Accounting Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting Forensic Accounting Concentration Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis Every business, whether large or small, requires the skills of the accounting professional to keep precise financial records, analyze trends, and plot future growth

65 Programs of Study In all of our accounting programs, not only will you learn about accounting theory, techniques, and practices but you will also be exposed to the basics of business through a full range of courses such as Economics, Management Principles, Business Finance, Computer Applications and Business Communications. To round out your education, you will take Arts and Sciences classes in literature, history, and the social sciences. Accounting Program Mission Thomas College students

Programs of Study 66 ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 60 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 27 Credits Course designation CS EH111 EH112 CO245 EH HUPH PYSY MS120 MG110 Course name Computer Elective English Composition I English Composition II Public Speaking Literature Elective Humanities or Philosophy Elective Psychology or Sociology Elective Foundations of Quantitative Analysis First Year Seminar Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 BUSINESS CORE COURSES 21 Credits Course desi

67 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 121 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits BUSINESS CORE COURSES 36 Credits ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 31 Credits 3 credits of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation AC223 AC224 AC325 AC335 AC337 AC338 AC445 AC449 ACFNCS ACCPE MS206 Course name Intermediate Accounting I Intermediate Accounting II Financial Statement Analysis Cost Accounting Accounting Financial Inf

Programs of Study 68 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 121 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits BUSINESS CORE COURSES 36 Credits ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 31 Credits 3 credits of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation AC223 AC224 AC335 AC337 AC338 AC339 AC325 AC445 AC449 ACCPE MS206 Course name Intermediate Accounting I Intermediate Accounting II Cost Accounting Accounting Financial Information Sys. Federal P

69 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTINGFORENSIC ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 121 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits BUSINESS CORE COURSES 30 Credits ELECTIVES 6 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 49 Credits 9 credits of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 CS345 CS346 CJ121 CJ202 CJ335 AC223 AC224 AC335 AC337 AC338 AC443 AC445 FN325 MS206 PY231 ACCPE Course name Introduction to Computer Applications Data Communication

Programs of Study 70 PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN ARTS AND SCIENCES Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Our twoyear Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences major is designed to prepare students for baccalaureate work and to provide them the opportunity to explore the Arts and Sciences disciplines in order to select a baccalaureate major. The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies offers an ideal program of study for the creative, independentminded student. This flexi

71 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits Course designation CS EH EH111 EH112 CO245 HGPS HUPH LIB MS MS120 PYSY SC CO110 IN4312 Course name CS Elective Literature Elective Composition I Composition II Public Speaking HistoryGovernment or Political Science Elective Humanities or Philosophy Elective Liberal Arts Elective Math Elective Foundations of Quantitative Analysis Psychology or Sociology Elective Scie

Programs of Study 72 PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN COMMUNICATIONS Bachelor of Science in Communications Public RelationsMarketing Concentration The Communications PRMarketing program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge base to seek employment in a variety of communications, marketing and public relations positions. Significant emphasis is placed on webbased marketing, leveraging social media, and the development of marketing strategies and tactics in an increasingly competiti

73 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC RELATIONSMARKETING CONCENTRATION TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 121 ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 67 Credits 3 of which also meet General Education requirements Course designation CO111 CO235 CO335 CO439 CO440 CO445 CS140 COEH MG224 MG442 MK MK116 MK1PE MK227 MK230 MK240 MK325 MK329 MK337 MK433 MK446 MS301 Course name Introduction to Communications Journalism Media Design Event

Programs of Study 74 PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Security and Cyber Defense Computers have completely changed the way the world communicates and does business. The demand is greater than ever for computer scientists and technical specialists who can quickly analyze and manipulate information, design and implement computer systems, or create software programs. To address that demand Thomas College offers the following prog

75 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits ELECTIVES 21 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 66 Credits 12 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS CS115 or CS121 CS119 CS175 CS2 CS216 CS245 CS315 CS316 CS330 CS345 CS365 CS420 CS425 CS430 CS440 IN43 MS231 MS240 MS301 MS325 SC330 Course name Computer Elective Introduction to Computer Applications or Computer Applications Introduc

Programs of Study 76 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SECURITY AND CYBER DEFENSE TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits ELECTIVES 9 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 75 Credits 9 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 CS175 CS218 CS245 CS310 CS315 CS330 CS342 CS345 CS346 CS415 CS420 CS422 CS424 CS430 CS440 CS450 IN43 MG432 MG444 MS240 MS231 MS301 MS325 SC330 Course name Introduction to Computer Applications Introduction to Programming L

77 Programs of Study PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration These fouryear majors at Thomas College are designed to provide, among other things, a foundation for careers in various types of criminal justice agencies such as Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Fish and Game Warden County Law Enforcement Officer Coastal Marine Warden State Law Enforcement Officer Corrections Officer Federal Law Enf

Programs of Study 78 5. 6. 7. 8. Describe various cultural issues and diversity and the manner in which they affect the criminal justice system. Apply philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases within the criminal justice system. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become a professional in the criminal justice system. Analyze and debate current critical issues affecting the performance of criminal justice professional. The program in Criminal Justice is

79 Programs of Study Recommended Electives for Crime Scene Investigator Path CJ122 Police Patrol Procedures CJ212 Report Writing, Interview Interrogation CJ336 Criminal Investigation CJ Elective 6 Credits SC345 Forensic Science Death Investigation SC348 Forensic Science Evidence Evaluation Recommended Electives for Criminology Path CJ315 Restorative Justice CJ325 Victimology CJ Elective PS225 Social Science Research Methods PY222 Social Psychology PY231 Forensic Psychology PY445 Psychology an

Programs of Study 80 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits ELECTIVES 36 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 54 Credits 15 credits of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CJ121 CJ202 CJ230 CJ333 CJ447 CJS CJ PH201 PS214 PY111 SY113 Course name Introduction to Criminal Justice Criminal Law Criminology Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Spe

81 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits BUSINESS CORE COURSES 36 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 51 Credits 12 credits of which also meet Arts and Sciences Requirements Course designation Course name Credits CJ121 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CJ202 Criminal Law 3 CJ230 Criminology 3 CJ333 Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice 3 CJ447 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 CJS Cr

Programs of Study 82 PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Management Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education English Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education The mission of the education program at Thomas College is to prepare students to become compassionate and excellent teachers committed to reflective practice and dedicated to working collabora

83 Programs of Study The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Program prepares students to teach children from kindergarten through grade eight Endorsement 020 and is certified by the State of Maine. In this program of study, students become familiar with teaching methods, learning styles, content material integration, curriculum design and evaluation. The program also recognizes the need for tomorrows elementary teachers to understand and use multimedia technology as a learning tool. G

Programs of Study 84 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 122 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 42 Credits ELECTIVES 9 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 95 Credits 24 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation Course name Credits CS115 Introduction to Computer Applications 3 ED122 Foundations of Education 3 ED124 Teaching Process and Curriculum Design 3 ED128 Preparation for Field Experience 1 ED129 Field Experience 1 ED215 Childrens

85 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD MANAGEMENT TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 120 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits BUSINESS CORE COURSES 36 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 63 Credits 24 credits of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 ED215 ED324 ED338 ED346 ED347 ED349 ED350 ED450 ED447 ED448 MG347 MG351 MK325 MS206 PY111 PY336 SY125 Course name Introduction to Computer Applications Childrens Literature Infant and Toddler Developm

Programs of Study 86 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 123 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 87 Credits 21 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 ED122 ED124 ED125 ED128 ED129 ED232 ED245 ED310 ED322 ED338 ED446 ED448 EH EH129 EH200 EH221 EH332 EH333 EH336 EH337 MS PY111 PY335 SC Course name Introduction to Computer Applications Foundations of Education Teaching

87 Programs of Study BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 122 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 45 Credits ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 83 Credits 18 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 EC212 ED122 ED124 ED125 ED128 ED129 ED232 ED245 ED310 ED312 ED322 ED338 ED446 ED448 EH HG212 HG227 HG321 HG322 MS PS213 PS214 PY111 PY335 SY201 Course name Introduction to Computer Applications Macroeconomics Fo

Programs of Study 88 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 122 REQUIRED ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES 42 Credits ELECTIVES 12 Credits REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES 92 Credits 24 of which also meet General Education Requirements Course designation CS115 ED122 ED124 ED128