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.

Courses

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSCI 1104 American Government (The American Democracy I) 3
CJUS 1101 Introduction to Law Enforcement 2
CJUS 1108 Introduction to Terrorism 2
CJUS 2233 Criminal Investigation 2
SOCI 2230 Social Problems 2

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
MATH 1115 or Higher Math for the Business & Social Sciences 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PSCI 1105 American Government (The American Democracy II) 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3
CJUS 2234 Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3
CJUS 2245 Crime Scene Investigation 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 1102 Basic law Enforcement I 8
CJUS 2236 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 2218 Police Administration 3
SOCI 2231 Juvenile Delinquency 2

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CJUS 2241 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJUS 1103 Basic Law Enforcement II 8
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
Program Total: 65

Faculty