Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
What is the Criminal Justice program?
Department of Criminal Justice. Law Enforcement and Correctional Science. For students seeking careers in law enforcement, the courts, or corrections.
What will I learn?
Courses are designed to provide knowledge and techniques for understanding how criminal justice and social structures influence human behavior.
What can I do with this course of study?
Qualifies graduates to seek employment for most municipal police departments, county jails, or state correctional facilities.
What's special about program?
Students are exposed to different professions in the criminal justice system, as well as professionals in the field of criminal justice.
Get tuition exemption on criminal justice courses within a degree plan
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, Peace Officer Option, A.A.S.:
1) Anyone who has attended and completed a Texas Police Academy can be given up to 20 semester hours of credit, if pursuing this degree. Evidence [copy of Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE) peace officer license if peace officer, or certificate for non-peace officers] of completion is required.
2) Active, commissioned police officers (not detention officers) can have the tuition exempted/waived under Texas Senate Bill 1210. Active peace officers must provide a department letter (from a supervisor or Human Resources) disclosing that they are active police officers to take advantage of this.
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