Keiser University’s Bachelors of Science degree in Law Enforcement Operations program prepares students for career positions in various areas within the field of law enforcement. It provides students with in depth exposure into the criminal justice system and the forensic investigations field. The BSLEO is delivered through a unique hybrid format to maximize student learning and promote career development in a flexible scheduled format while also maximizing efficiency in resources. Fundamental areas critical to both public and private sector entry-level positions are included in the program such as crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, introduction to law enforcement, criminal investigation, forensic photography and police communications report writing. In addition, the program prepares students with competencies in real-world applications that emphasize identifying, locating, documenting, collecting and preserving evidence within legal frameworks. Students may select from concentrations in Law Enforcement, Forensic Investigation, or Courts and Corrections.
The degree will provide students with a set of core courses and experiences to familiarize them to the wide-ranging criminal justice system including law enforcement, forensics, and corrections. The program is set up to provide students the ability to have a range of practical, sociological and forensics information. The degree will also prepare students who choose the forensics track not only to work as a crime scene technician but to also build a career in a crime laboratory or medical examiner’s office, and provides an excellent basis for further studies in the forensic sciences at the graduate level.
There are no program specific pre-requisites.
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Operations consists of 120.0 semester credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 38 months if selecting the Law Enforcement or Courts and Corrections concentration. The program length is approximately 37 months if selecting the Courts and Corrections concentration (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|Law Enforcement Lower Division Core Courses ( 25.0 credit hours )|
|Forensic Photography||4.0 credit hours|
|Field Inv. Procedures & Evidence Presentation||4.0 credit hours|
|Police Communications (Report Writing)||3.0 credit hours|
|Fingerprint ID and Development||4.0 credit hours|
|Crime Scene Digital Image Processing||4.0 credit hours|
|Include for Law Enforcement or Forensic Investigation Concentrations|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Investigations||3.0 credit hours|
|Include for Courts and Corrections Concentration|
|Introduction to Corrections||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Juvenile Procedures||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
|Law Enforcement Upper Division Core Courses (22.0 credit hours)|
|Cyber Crimes||3.0 credit hours|
|Leadership||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Legal Procedure and Evidence||3.0 credit hours|
|Constitutional Criminal Procedures||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Science Applications I||4.0 credit hours|
|Victimology||3.0 credit hours|
|Terrorism||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )|
|Management Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Capstone Courses ( 5.0 credit hours )|
|Integrated Law Enforcement Capstone Project I||3.0 credit hours|
|Integrated Law Enforcement Capstone Project II||3.0 credit hours|
|Elective Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )|
Select One Concentration from Below
|Law Enforcement Concentration ( 16.0 credit hours )|
|White Collar and Economic Crime||3.0 credit hours|
|Organized Crime||3.0 credit hours|
|Deviant Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Science Applications II||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Exploitation||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Enforcement Concentration ( 16.0 credit hours )|
|Digital Image Capture and Processing||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Biology||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Science Applications II||4.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Evidence Documentation||4.0 credit hours|
|Courts and Corrections Concentration ( 16.0 credit hours )|
|Protective Services||3.0 credit hours|
|Comparative CJ Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Science Applications II y||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Exploitation||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Justice Management||3.0 credit hours|
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