Learn Law Enforcement on your schedule
Law enforcement needs strong leaders. Are you ready to respond to the call? Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice while continuing to prevent crime, protect others and promote peace. Designed for working professionals, our competency-based program lets you study at your own pace. Our fully-online curriculum is divided into 7-week terms so you can focus on what matters. The courses are self-paced, enabling you to set your own schedule and study when you are able. Whether you’re a police officer or a member of the military, we're putting you first. Discover how you can lead others towards success through our criminal justice program.
Law Enforcement leadership :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Criminal Justice
Develop strategies to promote police trust within your community. You’ll study the historical, philosophical and ethical development of policing and how that affects law enforcement today.
Take credit for what you already know. Our competency-based program lets you receive credit for skills developed through work and military experience. You deserve credit. We’re ready to give it to you.
Study cutting-edge developments in law enforcement, like cryptocurrency and the problems it poses for policing. You’ll learn innovative strategies for monitoring an increasingly digitized world.
Managing a policing organization takes work. We want to make this easier for you. Learn how to improve your team’s effectiveness, resolve conflict and promote wellness within the workplace.
Law Enforcement leadership :: 1.07 Careers
Advance your career with a degree in criminal justice. Our program prepares you for a wide range of professions at the city, county, state or federal government levels.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Law Enforcement leadership :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
This course provides you with a historical, philosophical, ethical and practical overview of the American criminal justice system. You will focus on the nature and definition of crime, its impact on society and the processes of the justice agencies.
This class introduces you to policing strategies as best practices designed to help agencies promote effective crime reduction while building public trust and safeguarding officer well-being. Areas of emphasis are internal processes affecting culture, policy, administrative process and training as well as external processes affecting transparency, community engagement and interactions with various populations.
This course introduces you to crime analysis and an understanding of its application within smaller jurisdictions. You will learn how to design, fund, establish and staff a crime analysis unit using evidence and statistical data for a smaller jurisdiction.
All competency-based programs in the College of Innovation and Design are offered in two seven-week terms per traditional semester with a break between each term.
|Semester||Term 1||Break||Term 2|
|Spring||Jan. 17 – March 3||March 6 – 17||March 20 – May 5|
|Summer||May 15 – June 30||July 3 – 7||July 10 – Aug. 25|
|Fall||Sept. 5 – Oct. 20||Oct. 23 – 27||Oct. 30 – Dec. 15|
Law Enforcement leadership :: Program Costs copied not edited
Benefit from Fixed Tuition
Earning a degree is more affordable than ever. Our competency-based programs offer quality education at an affordable price. Texas residents pay a tuition rate of $750 per term, and non-residents pay $1,500. These rates include online versions of required course materials. If you wish to purchase printed versions of textbooks, you may do so at your own convenience.
Note: Costs for contracting with Excelsior OneTranscript, UExcel®, CLEPs, CAEL’s and Charter Oak State College learning portfolios are not included in the per-term tuition rate and are your responsibility.
Oklahoma and Louisiana Residents
Residents of Oklahoma and Louisiana are eligible for our in-state tuition rate of $750 per term, plus $30 per credit hour, including any courses you accelerate into.
If you register for six hours in a seven-week term, you will be charged $750 + $180 (six hours x $30/hr) for a total of $930. If you accelerate into another three-hour course, an additional $90 will be added to your charges for the term for a total of $1,020.
Law enforcement Leadership :: Program Requirements
To be accepted into this program, you must fulfill these requirements
To earn this degree, you must fulfill these requirements
CID :: Admission Steps
Step 1: Demonstrate Your Knowledge
To demonstrate your knowledge, you will submit evidence of a level of competence in reading, writing and mathematics.
You are required to take or be exempt from the Texas Success Initiative Assessment prior to enrolling in college; students without assessment scores because of exemptions that are not test- or grade-based must take a placement test to determine entry level in math and English courses.
For more information about the assessment requirements, please contact the Office of Student Assessment & Evaluation.
Step 2: Submit Your Transcript(s)
Submit or request submission of official transcripts from high school or GED score report, including percentile scores, at each institution you attended. A transcript is considered official only if received directly from the sending institution or, if hand delivered, the transcript must be in a sealed registrar’s envelope.
Step 3: File for Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate TAMUC as the college to receive your FAFSA information. The A&M-Commerce school code is 003565. For more information, please contact Financial Aid at [email protected] or call at 903.468.6059.Back to menu