Law Enforcement Concentration

Police Officers

The Law Enforcement concentration is designed for students who want to work in crime prevention, crime control, and investigations within the policing field. Its primary focus is for students interested in careers with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, ICE, and Border Patrol, or in law enforcement within the private sector.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the protective services field are projected to grow by 11% between 2010 and 2020.  Of all the options available in the criminal justice field, law enforcement attracts many people, primarily due to the challenge and considerable responsibility involved. On the federal, state, local, or county level, careers include: police officer, trooper, deputy sheriff, game warden, dispatcher, forensic science specialist, or special agent. Private, police-related occupations, such as that of a security officer or private investigator, are also options.

  • CRJS 208 Criminal Investigation
  • CRJS 309 Contemporary Police Problems
  • CRJS 326 Police Administration
  • CRJS 475/495 Co-op/internship or approved Criminal Justice electives (6 credits)*

*Students have the option of up to 6 credits of internship and/or electives 

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