Law Enforcement Academic Certificate
The Department of Politics, Justice, and Law offers a Law Enforcement Academic Certificate for practicing professionals in the criminal justice system. The certificate serves to enhance professional skills and maximize promotional opportunities while also satisfying state-mandated training requirements. The certificate is comprised of six advanced courses designed to broaden knowledge of the organizational, investigative and legal components of law enforcement work (all credits count toward the requirements for a degree in criminal justice at UNA).
Persons enrolled in certificate courses must be employed by a criminal justice agency, possess a high school diploma or GED, and be admitted to the University.
Requirements for a Law Enforcement Academic Certificate1
|CJ 295||Criminal Law||3|
|CJ 326||Professional Ethics and Legal Liabilities||3|
|CJ 405||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ 406||Forensic Investigation||3|
|or CJ 406L||Forensic Investigation Lab|
|CJ 430||Criminal Evidence||3|
|CJ 434||Criminal Procedure||3|
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 250) is a prerequisite to all Law Enforcement academic certificate courses. Professionals who submit evidence of the completion of a state-certified police academy may gain credit for this course by passing a challenge examination