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Certificate in Criminal Justice for Organizational Security or Law Enforcement

(18 hours – excluding prerequisites)

A legal system that is continuously evolving and changing requires skilled and dedicated professionals in the fields of organizational security or law enforcement. This certificate program is designed to provide the educational background desirable for entry into the field of criminal justice, or for potential advancement of those currently employed in the field.


Gain a broad understanding of the nature and impact of crime, along with a working knowledge of the criminal justice system. Become familiar with the causes of crime and the fundamentals of criminal investigation. Study the basic principles of administration and management. Explore negotiation processes and potential outcomes as related to management practice.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


CRJS 1302 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (S-L)

CRJS 2304 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law*

CRJS 2305 - The Courts and Criminal Procedure*

Select a concentration listed below to complete the 18 credit-hour program (excluding prerequisites).

Organizational Security Concentration

CRJS 4303 - Organization and Administration*

CRJS 4315 - Homeland and Organizational Security

MANA 4341 - Negotiations in Management*

Law Enforcement Concentration

CRJS 4306 - Crime and Drug Control*

CRJS 4307 - Criminology*

CRJS 4308 - Corrections*

*Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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