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Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration

Put your future in order with your online Law Enforcement degree from Ashford University. Develop character traits to become a responsible and ethical leader so that you can better understand the social responsibility and social contracts that law enforcement officers form with the citizens they serve.

What is Law Enforcement Administration?
Law enforcement administration is a dynamic career path that requires you to have a variety of skills in order to better serve your community. This specialized online degree program empowers you with the skills needed to manage and direct police and other law enforcement agencies. With a law enforcement administration degree, you will be exposed to how law enforcement agencies operate and evaluate guidelines for policing today's communities.

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What you will learn

Through your bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, you will learn problem-solving and communications skills and will develop a greater understanding of diversity. This law enforcement curriculum is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to maintain social order, protect individual rights, and uphold the laws and institutions of democracy. Upon completion of your Law Enforcement degree, you will be able to:

  • Examine the leadership and management skills appropriate to ethical law enforcement administration.
  • Evaluate the practices and systems for maintaining individual rights.
  • Distinguish standards of police responsibility, accountability, ethics, and rights.
  • Explain the intersection of race, crime, and social policy.
  • Evaluate the strategies for effective policing in today’s increasingly complex communities.
  • Analyze meaningful research that informs leadership in decision-making and policy development.

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Your Courses in Law Enforcement Administration

Your online law enforcement courses include a wide variety of topics, from race and individual rights to crime and social policy. The law enforcement curriculum offers you a solid foundation in criminal justice philosophies and educates you on how police and law enforcement agencies operate within the community. Courses are taught by law enforcement faculty members who all have years of hands-on experience in the field.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Emphases for Law Enforcement Administration

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following emphases:

Cognitive Studies

Environmental Management & Sustainability

Public Administration

Public Relations

Web & Mobile App Technology

Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement

Discover the Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement from Ashford University. In this video, Dr. Genea Stephens, Program Chair of the law enforcement administration degree, explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in law enforcement.

Careers in Law Enforcement Administration

Put your career in order with your online law enforcement degree from Ashford. Law enforcement agencies have become increasingly sophisticated and need educated staff with communication, critical thinking, and technology skills to accomplish their mission. Take a look at your potential career options below.

Law Enforcement Administration Careers

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.