Police Science

Police Science Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 62
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
Program Start: Fall, Spring

The Police Science program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Felony Conviction?

Students convicted of a felony will not be allowed to enroll in the Firearms and Practicum courses and will not graduate from the Police Science program. Learn how your criminal history matters.

2015–2016 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 $478.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $478.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $478.50
MAT772 Applied Math 3 $478.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3 $478.50
SOC115 Social Problems -OR- 3 $478.50
SOC205 Diversity in America 3 $478.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $478.50

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Total Credits 15
Semester 2
CRJ143 Police Operations 3 $478.50
CRJ234 Traffic Law 2 $319.00
CRJ237 Criminal and Constitutional Law 3 $478.50
CRJ252 Basic Firearms 1 $734.50
CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2 $319.00
CRJ320 Criminal Justice Ethics 3 $478.50
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2 $397.00

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3
CRJ135 Criminal Evidence 3 $478.50
CRJ151 Defensive Tactics 2 $319.00
CRJ200 Criminology 3 $478.50
CRJ244 Advanced Accident Investigation 3 $478.50
CRJ254 Advanced Firearms 1 $734.50
CRJ282 Crime Scene Investigation 3 $478.50
CRJ315 Crisis Intervention 3 $478.50

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Total Credits 18
Semester 4
CRJ141 Criminal Investigation 3 $478.50
CRJ266 Report Writing and Testifying 3 $478.50
CRJ316 Juvenile Justice 3 $478.50
CRJ322 Tactical Police Operations 2 $319.00
CRJ952 Internship 2 $397.00

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Total Credits 13

Course Cost Calculation:
2015–2016 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Program Advisors

Patrick Fisher
Health Education and Services Center 217A
319-296-2329 ext.1330
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Jane Wagner
Health Education and Services Center 217D
319-296-2329 ext.1400
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
319-296-4427
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