Online Bachelor's inLaw Enforcement Leadership

Learn to lead the community you protect.

Keep your community safe with Jefferson Online's flexible B.S. in Law Enforcement Leadership. You will learn the knowledge and skills you need for leadership positions in police and other law enforcement agencies. Through coursework in crime analysis, contemporary policing and advanced police management, you’ll gain valuable experience you can apply on the job.

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Degree Details

March 5, 2018

Next Start Date

2-3 Years

Program Length

120 Hours


8 Weeks

Course Length

Course Map

General Requirements (24 Credits)

  • CSSX101: Learning Across the Lifespan (Note: Students start their program with this course)
  • Writing
  • Science
  • History
  • Social Science
  • Information Systems
  • Math
  • Humanities

Lower Division Electives (Up to 30 Credits)

You may transfer credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from transcripts. Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

General Education Core (18 Credits)

  • Business, Industry and Work in American History
  • Globalization and World Politics
  • The Social Science of the Workplace
  • Financial Accounting
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Professional Studies Capstone (Students may take this course when they reach 100 + credits)

Professional Education Core (21 Credits)

  • Elements of Organization
  • Principles of Management
  • Learning with Technology
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data
  • Financial Decision Making (Prerequisite: STAT 311)
  • Leadership Theory and Ethical Practices

Upper Division Electives (12 Credits)

Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

Major Concentration (15 Credits)

  • Police Administration and Management
  • Planning for Law Enforcement Organizations
  • Contemporary Law Enforcement Strategy
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Theory and Management
  • Capstone Project in Law Enforcement Leadership

Potential Careers

Upon graduation from Jefferson Online (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of leadership positions in law enforcement, including policing, corrections, the courts and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in this rewarding field can expect to see career growth through the year 2024 and command average salaries of more than $58,000 per year. Graduates are qualified for careers such as:

  • Customs agent
  • Fraud investigator
  • Police detective
  • Sheriff
  • Correctional treatment specialist

Admissions Requirements

Jefferson Online has a rolling admissions policy that allows decisions to be made as soon as your file is complete.

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Provide an official copy of a high school transcript with a posted graduation date or proof of successful completion of a GED program. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Interested applicants should contact (855) 865-5565 to discuss application requirements.
  3. High school and GED accreditation must be recognized by a state, regional, or other accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. If you have earned credits after high school, you will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. An official copy of a transcript is a transcript that is stamped with the school’s seal.

Once you’ve applied, your enrollment counselor will provide you with an Official Transcript Request form. You should fill this out and return it signed in ink to your Enrollment Counselor. We will work to request your transcripts from any prior institutions on your behalf. You can get a head start on the credit evaluation process by submitting unofficial transcripts of grades and credits for prior coursework to, with a statement indicating where you are in the application process.

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