Learn Law Enforcement on your schedule
Law enforcement needs better leaders. Are you ready to respond to the call? Earn your degree 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 that you can focus on what matters. The courses are self-paced, enabling you to set your own schedule and study when able. Whether a police officer or military personnel, we’re putting you first. Discover how you can lead others towards success through our Criminal Justice program.
2 year average
No foreign language credits required
No Thesis Required
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 crypto-currency, and the problems they pose 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 governmental level.
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.
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. For more information about college admittance, you can check the Basic Skills Policy.
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, GED score report including percentile scores and/or 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. TAMUC's school code is 003565. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at [email protected] or call at 903.886.5122.Back to menu Scroll to top
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.
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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
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I take?
Students initially register for six hours (two courses per-term). You have the opportunity to accelerate into another course with the expectation that you will complete the coursework by the end of the term. You may continue to add courses, one at a time, through the 5th Friday of the term.
Do I have to come to campus for competency-based programs?
How much is the tuition for the Criminal Justice (BS) Law Enforcement Leadership Emphasis, Competency-Based Program
Texas-Residents pay a flat rate tuition fee of $750 per seven-week term and $1,500 for non-Texas residents, regardless of how many courses the student enrolls in during the term. Tuition for general education/core curriculum courses and all professional development competencies will also include e-textbooks.
What is competency-based education?
How long are the terms for competency-based programs?
Can I use my employer’s tuition reimbursement program?
Can my employees receive credit for prior work experience and/or professional training?
There are several opportunities for students to demonstrate prior learning and earn college credit. Students can receive credit for military service (ACE), work experience, professional training, licenses, certifications, and by exam through the College Level Exam Program ® (CLEP).
What is the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate in Criminal Justice?
The Texas Affordable Baccalaureate in Criminal Justice–or Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice–is a competency-based online program that is offered year-round in six seven-week terms. It is tailored to certified first responders, military personnel and adult learners with criminal justice or related public service employment experience. The program is designed to provide working adults a more flexible and affordable option for degree completion.
The mission of the undergraduate degree in criminal justice at A&M-Commerce is to teach three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. The program teaches students to think critically about issues related to the criminal justice system while advancing their written and verbal communication skills. The program also promotes the application of theoretical knowledge for addressing social justice issues in the context of the criminal justice system.
This degree program is personalized by faculty and academic coaches who advise and mentor students every step of the way. When students graduate from the program, they are better prepared for employment in a variety of public service agencies.