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Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement

American InterContinental University Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Law Enforcement is designed to give students the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in the criminal justice field. Learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Law Enforcement here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Before students can enroll in this degree program, they must first earn their high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Description:

AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Law Enforcement gives students the opportunity to learn about crime scenes, witnesses, evidence, investigative techniques, evidence documentation, interrogation, arrests, police ethics, culture, and public image. This program is also intended to teach crime prevention history and theories and preventative methods. Students study law enforcement principles, such as police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints. Along with taking criminal justice courses, students must also complete 27 credits of general education courses.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Specialization Courses

  • CRJS 320: Community Oriented Policing (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 345: Administration of Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 455: Criminal Investigation (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 465: Crime Mapping and Analysis (4.5 credits)

Upper Division Core Courses

  • CRJS 305: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 310: Crime Victim Studies (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 400: Constitutional Law (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 410: Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 420: Ethics and Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 430: Criminal Justice Research Methods (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 440: Applied Statistics (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 450: Advanced Topics in Corrections (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 499: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

General Elective or Proseminar in Criminal Justice

  • CRJS 300: Proseminar in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

General Education Requirements

  • PRES 111: Presentation Essentials (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 206: Aspects of Psychology (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 210: Sociology (4.5 credits)
  • HUMA 205: Art Appreciation (4.5 credits)
  • HUMA 215: Topics in Cultural Studies (4.5 credits)
  • SCIE 210: Environmental Science (4.5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Law Enforcement might be interested in pursuing a master's degree in law enforcement, police science, or investigating. This might prepare them for advancement in the law enforcement field.

Master's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Criminal Justice in Policing
  • Master in Law Enforcement
  • Master in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Master in Police Science
  • Master in Policing & Investigation

Career Paths:

Students who complete AIU Online's Bachelor of Criminal Science with a specialization in Law Enforcement program might be able to pursue employment in the law enforcement field. They might be involved in protecting lives and personal property. Their responsibilities might also include making arrests, handling evidence, speaking with witnesses, and being involved in investigations.

Positions that graduates might be able to pursue include:

  • DEA agent
  • Homeland security agent
  • Police officer
  • State insurance fraud investigator

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