Bachelor - Law Enforcement Administration

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Current or prospective professionals in policing or investigations could develop or enhance their skills and knowledge for career advancement or entry into the field when they enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Administrative duties, management techniques, and leadership roles in law enforcement are among the topics addressed in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program. Required courses offer study in law enforcement organization theory, policing management, community leadership, motivation techniques, training requirements, investigative methods, and public sector budgeting and financial management. Ethics, politics, and technological hardware used in law enforcement surveillance and monitoring systems are also discussed. A capstone project requires students to apply theories and strategies learned in the program to research and develop a law enforcement assessment proposal.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are beneficial to aspiring students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program. Applicants should also have an interest in law, policing, or criminology. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program at Ashford University requires the completion of 120 credits. This credit total includes 36 credits in major courses, 46 general education credits, and 38 credits in electives. This curriculum does not offer police officer training, and completion of the program does not lead to state licensure or certification in law enforcement.

Law Enforcement Administration Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
LEA 201Introduction to Law Enforcement Administration
LEA 312Community Policing
LEA 316Ethics in Law Enforcement
LEA 328Leadership & Supervision in Law Enforcement
LEA 408Technological Management in Law Enforcement
LEA 339Law Enforcement Personnel Management
LEA 413Investigations Management
LEA 432Fiscal Administration in Law Enforcement
LEA 439Politics & Law Enforcement
ENG 325Intermediate Composition
LEA 444Training Management
LEA 497Law Enforcement Administration Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program could seek positions in a variety of criminal justice settings. They could work for police departments, sheriff's offices, government law enforcement agencies, private security firms, or courts. Additional training may be required for some positions in this field.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Police officer
  • Police dispatcher
  • Field investigator

Advanced Degrees

Completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration program could prepare graduates to continue their education in graduate degree programs. Career advancement or entry into consulting or academic positions could require the possession of a master's degree. Advanced degrees graduates could be eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminology
  • Master of Police Science

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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