Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice BA with Law Enforcement Concentration

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Students interested in obtaining a concentration in CJLE within the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program must apply and enroll in the BACJ program within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and must adhere to all of the degree program requirements.

The undergraduate concentration in Law Enforcement provides a detailed, comprehensive, and advanced education in the field of law enforcement. The CJLE program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work in law enforcement or who are currently working in the field and would like to enrich their professional development.

The CJLE program applies a multi-faceted approach to higher education that:

  • Enhances analytical thinking and inclusive, relevant approaches to learning and the development of professional skills; and
  • Focuses on specific, yet comprehensive, substantive areas of law enforcement that students can apply to their current or future careers in the field.

Students completing the CJLE concentration will have the knowledge and skills to evaluate and respond to a variety of situations in law enforcement professions that require technical, analytic, substantive, and ethical decision-making. They will understand the different environments and contexts in which law enforcement carry out their responsibilities.

Program Delivery

  • Courses are offered on campus, online and in hybrid formats.

Declaring This Major

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Concentration Requirements

  1. A concentration in Law Enforcement requires 12 credit hours of course work.
  2. A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the concentration.
  3. Students must receive a minimum C- grade in each undergraduate course applied to satisfy the concentration requirements.

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