The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership (BSCJ-CJCB) at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a 100% online, competency-based program designed specifically for first responders: law enforcement, peace officers and military personnel with existing work experience, police academy training, or other certifications. Courses are offered in an accelerated format, so students can move swiftly through material they already have mastery over, and focus more attention on topics that are new and challenging to their existing knowledge base. The courses are self-paced, so students can work according to their own schedule. Students in the BSCJ-CJCB program develop practical workplace competencies that meet current and future challenges facing first responders today.
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership requires the completion of 120 semester hours. Up to 30 semester hours of lower-level Criminal Justice credit may be awarded for those with certification (see note below). Up to 84 semester hours may be transferred into the program and the remaining courses are offered in 7-week terms.
Students who have completed the certification programs below may receive up to 30 semester hours of credit for the lower-level criminal justice required core courses once they have successfully completed 30 semesters hours from A&M Commerce.
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) for the State of Oklahoma
- Department of Homeland Security United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Integrated Training Program via the United States Border Patrol Agency (federal)
Second Bachelor’s Degree
Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, but are seeking a second bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership must complete:
(HIST 1301 History of the United States through Reconstruction, HIST 1302 History of the United States From Reconstruction,PSCI 2305 United States Government and Politics, PSCI 2306 Texas Government and Politics) CJCB 302 21st Century Policing; CJCB 303 Ethics, Values and Professionalism in Policing; CJCB 304 Critical Incident Decision Management; CJCB 305 Communication; CJCB 306 Officer Wellness; CJCB 307 Technical Writing ; CJCB 308 Crime Analysis ; CJCB 402 Leadership; CJCB 403 Policing the Future; CJCB 499 Capstone; one advisor-approved CJCB course of their choice. All CJCB courses must be completed with a grade of B or better. No transfer hours or Law Enforcement Certification hours allowed.
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