The Undergraduate Law Enforcement Certificate 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 certificate program 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.
Students must complete all of the required courses below, totaling 12 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
In addition to the required courses listed above, students must complete 6 credit hours of elective courses. There are two elective categories: "Topic Area" and "Professional Skills." The Topic Area electives allows the student to explore a different aspect of law enforcement. The Professional Skills elective allows the student to hone skills related to law enforcement.
Topic Area: students must complete one course (3 credits) from the list below.
Professional Skills: students must also complete one course (3 credits) from the list below.
Other electives not already listed may be considered but the student must receive approval from the academic advisor prior to enrollment.
View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.