2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement (HC14)

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The field of law enforcement needs people with ability, sensitivity and professional training. The Law Enforcement Option provides training for career opportunities in law enforcement and policing and also offers a broad liberal arts education for those students who wish to transfer their earned college credits from the program to four-year academic institutions. To be admitted formally to the program, a student must complete all prerequisite courses (if applicable) and must pass CJS* H101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  with a minimum grade of “C”. Employment opportunities after successful training in the Law Enforcement Option include, but are not limited to, municipal and state police officers, federal law enforcement officers, environmental protection enforcement officers, fish and game wardens, and court investigators. The general objective of the option is to prepare students for jobs in the law enforcement field or to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Connecticut Police Academy Graduate

Successful graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy are granted a maximum of nine (9) credits toward their degree in the Criminal Justice/Public Safety Program. Graduates from the Academy are granted credits for CJS* H220 - Criminal Investigation , CJS* H105 - Introduction to Law Enforcement , and CJS* H293 - Criminal Justice Cooperative Work Experience , with an additional eighty (80) hours of field work and appropriate scholarly paper.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.


Competency Requirement

Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Credits: 3

Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/ Ethical Credits: 3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Historical Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3

Oral Communications Credits: 3

Choose one:


Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credts: 4

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 3

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Social Phenomena Credits: 3

Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Placement is required. Students need to contact the program coordinator or the Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division early in the semester prior to taking the course.

2 Students planning to transfer to a 4-year school should plan to complete MAT* H167 - Principles of Statistics  or MAT* H172 - College Algebra .


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