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Police Science - Certificate

Program Code - CIP Code: POLI.CERT/43.0107
Credits Required: 48
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

The Certificate in policing provides the student with an introduction to the basic policing theories, concepts, and practices of the policing discipline. All of the courses within this Program meet some of the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in policing and the Associate in Arts Degree in policing. However, this Certificate is not an actual associate degree in any of the above areas of study.

Certification can be a good alternative for those that are currently employed in a criminal justice occupation that wants to upgrade their knowledge level in their respective profession.

Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

Police Science Certificate Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
CRJS 0101 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 3
CRJS 0118 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures* 3
CRJS 0201 Criminal Investigation* 3
CRJS 0204 Criminal Procedures* 3
CRJS 0206 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing* 3
CRJS 0207 Understanding Terrorism & Homeland Security 3

Total Hours

Total Hours for a Certificate in Police Science 18


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