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Philosophy and Objectives
Developed by GW's College of Professional Studies, in consultation with metropolitan area law enforcement experts and police specialists, this challenging program delivers the knowledge and skills needed to work more effectively as a police professional. Graduates from this highly relevant and practical program will:
Understand fundamental standards that support focused law enforcement.
Promote best practices for sustaining success.
Demonstrate leadership skills required to effectively manage government resources.
Apply a problem-solving approach to security issues and crime.
Analyze crime patterns and propose adequate responses.
Communicate in an effective manner.
For individuals who balancing a demanding job and family obligations, earning a degree is a challenge. With this in mind, this program's content and scheduling are tailored to meet your needs as a full-time law enforcement professional.
In-person classes meet one night a week from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This schedule enables students to complete 8 credit hours of core coursework a semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The bachelor’s degree core coursework can be completed in two years and a semester (provided students have already completed general education and electives from a regionally accredited institution of higher education).
Students will also be required to complete additional classwork on-line during times when classes do not meet in-person.
This program is also available fully online.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
To be considered for admission to the College of Professional Studies Police and Security Studies program, the applicant must possess an academic record of achievement and be employed as a security and safety professional. The admission requirements are listed below.
Completion of a college-level English Composition course at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with a grade of C or higher. N