Topics of Study
This program prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to organizing, managing, and directing law enforcement agencies; including police departments, sheriff's departments, and private protective services. You will receive instruction in sociology, business, statistics, criminal justice policy, and criminology. You will also learn about crime prevention, law enforcement, the criminal court system, and management theory.
- A certificate or associate degree prepares individuals for work in the administration of a police department or sheriff's office.
- A bachelor's degree, combined with work experience, is usually required for upper level management positions.
- A graduate degree is usually required for teaching and research positions.
- Correction Officer
- Customs Inspector
- Detective (Police)
- FBI/CIA Agent
- Fish And Game Warden
- Park Ranger
- Parole Officer
- Police Officer
- Private Detective/Investigator
- Security Guard
- Transportation Security Officer