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Program Code: SS510
The Law Enforcement program is designed to serve both the educational and training needs of in-service officers and those intending to pursue careers in policing at the municipal, county, state or federal level. The combination of a strong general education core and professional courses prepares students to enter the discipline as a police candidate or to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. For those already in the field, the broad-based, multi-disciplinary program will enhance their professional knowledge and provide them with the educational background demanded by today’s police service.
The law enforcement and criminal justice courses require students to have a proficient level of writing and reading ability. Therefore, it is highly recommended by the program faculty that students who are required to take developmental writing or reading coursework satisfy those requirements prior to enrollment in those courses.
Open Electives **: 6 Semester Hours
** It is recommended that students take their elective coursework in transferable courses.
Many employers in the law enforcement and criminal justice field may require employees to submit to mandatory medical examinations, physical agility tests, personal background checks, and drug testing as a condition to their hiring and continuing employment. Certain physical impairments may bar affected students from employment in many aspects of the criminal justice and law enforcement profession. Questions or concerns regarding these requirements should be directed to the coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies and Law Enforcement programs.
Includes Online Courses
This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).