Top School in Indianapolis for Police Science Courses

Indianapolis, IN, has few schools with programs in police science. Find the best program for you by reading about schools' rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

There are only two schools in Indianapolis providing programs in or relating to police science, with one of those schools being a for-profit institution. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in Indianapolis for police science studies:

  • Winner: The University of Indianapolis is the largest school in terms of enrollment that provides police science or criminal justice studies within the city limits of Indianapolis. It is also the only private nonprofit school with this type of program. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice offered in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

School Info Chart

Category University of Indianapolis
Ranking #26 (tie) Best Regional Universities (Midwest) (2015)*
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $24,660**
Police Science Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 57%**
Noteworthy Bachelor's to Badges program guarantees students who are in their senior year and enrolled in the law enforcement concentration participation in the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

University of Indianapolis

  • Day and evening classes
  • Internships at local law enforcement agencies and corrections offices available
  • Criminal justice students have access to a training laboratory for forensic video training and analysis

The University of Indianapolis, sometimes shortened to UIndy, was established in 1902. It is a 4-year, private university that awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to approximately 5,500 students per year. The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Indianapolis houses 14 departments, including the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, which administers courses in police science through its criminal justice program.

The 124-credit Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice program explores all facets of the criminal justice system, from police and prosecutors to the juvenile justice system and legislatures. Specializations in corrections or law enforcement are an option. Students who specialize in law enforcement study policing techniques and police science in more detail, with courses in investigation techniques, evidence, concepts of criminal law, juvenile delinquency and police administration.

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