Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement

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American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program is designed for students who are interested in learning the skills, tactics, and strategies used in the world of law enforcement. If you'd like to learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

American InterContinental University's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in law enforcement and criminal justice. You will have the opportunity to learn crime scene investigation, policing, and administrative concepts. You will also study crime mapping and analysis. After completing the program, you could know the methods and procedures used to carry out police investigations.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're thinking of applying to AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program, you should be interested in law enforcement and criminology. Applicants to American InterContinental University's program should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program include basic criminal law, law enforcement, and investigation concepts. You will also take several general education courses. Some courses you may take include:

Core Criminal Justice Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
CRJS 101 Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
CRJS 105 Theories of Crime Causation
CRJS 205 Introduction to Criminal Law
CRJS 210 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJS 215 Introduction to American Court System
CRJS 220 Foundations of Corrections
CRJS 230 Principles of Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice
CRJS 300 Proseminar in Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement Specialization Courses

CRJS 320 Community Oriented Policing
CRJS 345 Administration of Criminal Justice
CRJS 455 Criminal Investigation
CRJS 465 Crime Mapping and Analysis

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement program, you could seek entry-level employment in law enforcement, homeland security, and other government organizations. You may assist in policing, crime scene investigation, and more. Entry-level positions you could pursue include:

  • Law enforcement officer
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Homeland security agent
  • Police officer

Advanced Degrees

If you'd like to advance your knowledge of law enforcement, you could earn a master's degree. Earning a master's degree may qualify you for high level employment in criminal justice. Related master's degrees include:

  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Homeland Security
  • Master of Forensic Science
  • Master of Criminology