Federal Law Enforcement

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 (SOC 4505)
CRJ 634 Federal Criminal Law and Prosecution (SOC 4495)

Specialized area courses (select any two listed below)
CRJ 635 White Collar Crime (SOC 4215)
CRJ 636 Federal Search and Seizure (SOC 4365)
CRJ 637 Forensic Financial Analysis (SOC 4375)
CRJ 638 Drugs: Threats, Laws, and Strategies (SOC 4385)
CRJ 639 Organized Crime: Targets and Strategies (SOC 4405)
CRJ 640 Terrorism: Threats and Strategies (SOC 4415)
CRJ 641 Homeland Security (SOC 4425)

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.

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