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Law Enforcement Administration

Advising guidelines for the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) degree with a concentration in Law Enforcement Administration are designed for experienced law enforcement professionals who wish to further their careers by completing a program of study designed to increase their skills in management, organizational relations, and communication; their knowledge of the contexts within which law enforcement administration fits; their understanding of workplace issues that can affect productivity; and their ability to manage diversity in the workforce. In most cases, candidates for this degree program will be active duty or retired law enforcement officers at the municipal, county, or state levels, though military police and, in certain circumstances, those whose experience is in private security are eligible as well.

Program Summary
A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (58 Hours)

Pre assessed credit  (10 hours)

A minimum of 10 hours of pre assessed experiential learning work from a POST certified training academy or Military MP training will be accepted with proper documentation. The 10 hours will be applied to the Coordinated Study.

Organization and Administration Required Core (12 hours)
ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting
CJUS 4126 Criminal Justice Administration and Management OR
MGMT 3110 Organization and Management OR
POLS 3601 Public Administration OR
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision
JOUR 3400 Introduction to Public Relations*
MGMT 3215 Management of Human Resources
*CJ 372 Mass Media and the Police, taken at the FBI National Academy and transferred from The University of Virginia, will be accepted in place of this course.

Team Work and Organizational Relations (Select two courses) – (6 hours)
COMM 3342 Communication and Leadership
COMM 4011 Communication in Organizations
COUN 4621 Human Interactions
COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention
LEGL 3482 Labor Law
MGMT 4420 Organizational Behavior in Business

Written Communication (Select one course) – (3 hours)
ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
MGMT 3510 Business Communication

Decision-Making (Select one course from Group A and one from Group B ) – (6 hours)

Group A
CJUS 3129 Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice
POLS 4101 Political Statistics
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics

Group B
CJA 3230 Police Organization and Administration (this course offered online only)
CJUS 3130 Research Methods in Criminal Justice*
SOCI 3322 Methods of Social Research*
*CJ 571 Applied Research Methods in Law Enforcement, taken at the FBI National Academy and transferred from The University of Virginia, will substitute for one of these courses.

Professional Ethics (Select one course) – (3 hours)
CJUS 4130 Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice
LEGL 2400 Legal Ethics
PHIL 3511 Ethics
UNIV 3540 Ethics and Professionalism
Urban and Public Policy Issues

Urban Issues (Select two courses)* - (6 hours)
ANTH 4411 Urban Anthropology
ANTH 4412 Neighborhood Development and Social Entrepreneurship
ESCI 3451 Introduction to Urban Planning
POLS 4222 Urban Politics
SOCI 3112 Contemporary Social Problems
SOCI 4631 Cities in Change
*CJ 360 Overview of Criminal and Community Behavior, taken at the FBI National Academy and transferred from The University of Virginia, will substitute for one of these courses.

Public Policy Issues (Select two courses) – (6 hours)
CJUS 3226 Police in America
LEGL 3487 Administrative Law and Procedure
POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy
POLS 4221 Urban Administration
SOCI 4842 Sociology of Occupations and Professions

Social Issues
Social Issues (Select one course) – (3 hours
COMM 4373 Interracial Communication
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 4460 Black and White Women in the South

Behavioral Issues (Select one course)* - (3 hours)
CJUS 3541 Criminology
PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3106 Social Psychology
PSYC 3507 Alcohol, Drugs, and Behavior
SOCI 3701 Individual and Society
*CJ 462 Applied Criminal Psychology, taken at the FBI National Academy and transferred from The University of Virginia, will substitute for one of these courses.

C. Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (3 hours)
UNIV 4995 Senior Project (3 hrs) [Completed during the final semester]

E. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.







Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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