Law Enforcement (496A)

Nature of Profession

Law enforcement professionals work in a variety of environments which require the ability to conduct investigations, to provide security and service and to communicate with varied constituencies. A broad working knowledge of criminal and civil law, especially in regard to police procedure, is required. A large number of new and replacement personnel in law enforcement are projected to be needed for the next decade.

Related Job Titles

Job titles within the field of law enforcement include bailiff, criminal investigator, detective, patrol officer, sheriff and sheriff’s deputy.


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Profession 3
CJUS 1108 Introduction to Terrorism 2
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSCI 1104 American Government (The American Democracy I) 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 2233 Criminal Investigation 2
CJUS 2234 Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
PSCI 1105 American Government (The American Democracy II) 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 2218 Police Administration 3
CJUS 2236 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 2245 Crime Scene Investigation 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3
SOCI 2230 Social Problems 2
SOCI 2232 The Criminal Justice System 2

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1102 Basic Law Enforcement I 8
CJUS 2235 Law Enforcement Internship 2
CJUS 2241 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
SOCI 2231 Juvenile Delinquency 2

Fifth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1103 Basic Law Enforcement II 8
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
Program Total: 70