Jun 21, 2021
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.
General Education (35-41 hours)
See University General Education Program 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.
Coordinated Study (58 hours)
Many upper-division (3000/4000-level) courses have prerequisites that must be met prior to being permitted to register for those courses. You are responsible for knowing and satisfying all course prerequisites. Some (not all) prerequisites are listed below. For specific information about courses and the prerequisites they may have, please view course descriptions at: http://www.memphis.edu/ugcatalog/coursedescrip/index.php.
Many courses also require permits from the department that teaches the course. For example, SWRK and CJUS courses will always need permits from those respective departments. CPLS staff cannot issue permits for courses taught in other departments. ALL 3000/4000 level classes taught by the College of Business (ACCT, ECON, FIR, MGMT, MKTG) require a permit; students must request a permit online at: https://fcbeacad.memphis.edu/permits/
CJUS 1100 is a prerequisite for all other CJUS classes.
Organization and Administration Required Core (12 hours)
Team Work and Organizational Relations (6 hours; pick 2)
Written Communication (3 hours; pick 1)
Decision-Making (6 hours)
Professional Ethics (3 hours; pick 1)
Urban Issues (6 hours; pick 2)
Public Policy Issues (6 hours; pick 2)
Social Issues (3 Hours; pick 1)
Behavioral Issues (3 hours; pick 1)
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.
College Requirements (9 hours)
Thematic Studies (6 hours; pick 2)
CPLS thematic studies course(s) are designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of significant themes in social, political, and religious history. Review a complete list of courses: Thematic Studies Courses
Senior Project (3 hours)
The senior project is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to fuse the two or more academic areas that comprise the student’s coordinated study (major) into an academically-relevant example of scholarship. Students will complete a thesis, task-based, or artistic project on a topic of their choice with approval of their senior project instructor. The senior project is completed during a student’s final semester. ALL sections of UNIV 4995 are taught online. Students will be assigned to a specific section based on his or her concentration.
General Electives (12-17 hours)
May be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.