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Program Details

Tiffin University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement for students who are interested in studying the principles and procedures of law enforcement, criminal justice, incarceration, and the legal system. Students will explore the theories, laws, policies, and practices associated with criminal and delinquent behavior as well as government response to criminal violations. The program focuses on the study of sociological studies, statistical studies, and psychological studies utilized by police and other law enforcement agencies. Students may also learn about the legal aspects of law enforcement, including the protection of rights of victims and perpetrators, as well as the analytical and statistical approach to monitoring and predicting criminal activity.

Students will focus on sociology and other social studies and their application in law enforcement. This will be done in classes that include Principles of Sociology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice Systems, among others.

By completing the program, students should hold certain professional qualifications in the studies of criminal justice and sociological topics related to the application and studies of justice. These qualifications include the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice, as well as the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system. Graduates should also be able to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice, to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime, and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission