This program provides background, foundation and advanced knowledge of law enforcement at the federal level. The specialized courses develop the necessary cognitive skills and methodologies including critical thinking, analytical reasoning, legal application, and professional writing to support interdiction, investigation, prosecution, and post conviction of federal crimes. Students will be prepared for positions throughout the federal criminal justice system including investigation, prosecution support, various correctional roles, and uniform divisions.
Please note the new course listings and their previous names in parenthesis.
Core courses (four required, as specified under Degree Requirements)
Required concentration courses
CRJ 633 Federal Criminal Justice
CRJ 634 Federal Criminal Law and Prosecution
Specialized area courses (select any two listed below)
CRJ 635 White Collar Crime
CRJ 636 Federal Search and Seizure
CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis
CRJ 638 Drugs: Threats, Laws, and Strategies
CRJ 639 Organized Crime: Targets and Strategies
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategies
CRJ 641 Homeland Security
Electives (two required)
Selected from any Criminal Justice courses with the following recommendations. Students interested in investigative positions should consider courses from the specialized area courses and/or the Law Enforcement Intelligence and Crime Analysis concentration. Students interested in federal probation, parole, corrections, or pre-trial services should select courses from the Probation, Parole, and Corrections concentration and may substitute one additional course for one of the specialized area courses.