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BA in Law Enforcement Administration

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration online degree program is designed to teach students about law enforcement and the leadership and management skills needed to perform administrative tasks in the field. Learn more about Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students who plan to apply to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration online degree program should have an interest in law, administration, leadership, and serving the public. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program at Ashford University focuses on the policies and guidelines for policing today's communities, maintaining social order, and protecting individual rights. Students can develop problem solving and communication skills as they gain empathy and an understanding of racial and cultural diversity, criminal behavior, and the ethical responsibilities of law enforcement agencies. Students can also study politics in law enforcement, law enforcement leadership, fiscal administration, and personnel and investigation management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Lift Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • LEA 201: Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • LEA 312: Community Policing (3 credits)
  • LEA 316: Ethics in Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • LEA 328: Leadership & Supervision in Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • LEA 408: Technological Management in Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • LEA 339: Law Enforcement Personnel Management (3 credits)
  • LEA 413: Investigations Management (3 credits)
  • LEA 432: Fiscal Administration in Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • LEA 439: Politics & Law Enforcement (3 credits)
  • ENG 325: Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
  • LEA 444: Training Management (3 credits)
  • LEA 497: Law Enforcement Administration Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits to elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration online degree program could enroll in a graduate degree in the field. Master's degree programs may focus on different aspects of law enforcement administration such as local law enforcement or homeland security. Some topics that may be covered include inter-agency collaboration, forensic science, fiscal and resource management, and leadership effectiveness.

Some possible master's degree programs may include:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement Administration)
  • Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security
  • Master of Public Safety Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program could pursue entry-level administrative positions with law enforcement agencies. These law enforcement agencies seek out job applicants who have strong communication skills and leadership abilities. Potential job opportunities may be found with local police departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), sheriff's departments, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Possible employment opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Local police departments
  • Sheriff's departments
  • US Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Special Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization and students will not receive the training required to become police officers. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.


Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/