Law Enforcement Programs

Law enforcement degree seekers often work toward positions as administrators and officers in federal, state and local agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment prospects for jobs with local law enforcement are highly favorable in the next years. An associate's of science degree in law enforcement can further teach and train students in long-term police work. Both law enforcement associate's and bachelor's programs offer a selection of coursework in ethics, legal statutes, the inner workings of state and local government as well as criminal investigation. Individuals who are planning to work in the court system might focus exclusively on criminal law and procedure. Future officials may gain practical, in-field training in firearms use, first-aid practices and self-defense.