Associate of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement

A Practical Education For Real Impact In The Law Enforcement Field

The Tiffin University Associate of Criminal Justice (ACJ) degree confronts some of the most difficult problems and issues that any nation can experience as it provides public safety services to our citizens. Tiffin University will provide you with the necessary foundation for successful employment and practice. At TU you will receive an innovative academic and practical education in the law, the behavioral sciences, and the political process.

The ACJ Law Enforcement Concentration

The Law Enforcement Concentration is offered in 21 courses with special emphasis on law enforcement, supervision, criminal investigation, and corrections. The program encourages students to find practical applications for what they have learned through the use of projects, team assignments and experiential learning.

Tiffin University’s Accreditations

Tiffin University is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Ohio to award the ABA degree. The program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Tiffin University Academic Tradition

Tiffin University is in its twelfth decade of educating students for success, providing a solid foundation upon which to build your own personal success. Yet at the same time, the curriculum and educational methods at Tiffin University are undergoing a continuous process of improvement. Our curriculum is distinguished by a focus on developing competencies in leadership and teamwork, communication skills, and managerial decision-making and problem solving.

We Provide You With Personal Support

We understand that your success depends on our ability to answer your questions quickly and correctly. Virtually every survey or study designed to identify the critical success factors in online education confirm that keeping students connected is a top priority. Our students rate the personal support they received at Tiffin University as the primary reason for their success, and they would recommend Tiffin University’s online programs to a friend or coworker because of it. Real connections lead to real results!

Your Course Of Study

Associate of Criminal Justice (ACJ) degree – Law Enforcement Majors fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

  • Knowledge Skills and Liberal Education Core of 25 hours
  • Academic Major Requirement of 33 hours
  • Open Electives/Minor of 3 hours
  • Total Semester hours for the Degree: 61 hours

Knowledge Skills and Liberal Education Core

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
POL101 Introduction to American Political Process 3
COM Communication (any oral or speech) 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG141 or higher Expository and Research Writing 3
FYS100 First Year Seminar 1
CIT Information Technology 3
MAT Math (above 173) 3
One Elective from: COM, ECO, MGT, POL, PSY, SOC 3

Academic Major Requirements: Law Enforcement Major

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
COR231 Juvenile Justice Systems 3
ENF150 Police and Society 3
CDS334 Technology and Crime 3
 FOR105 Victimology  3
ENF239 Applied Criminal Investigation Criminalistics 3
ENF 293 Criminology(w) 3
JUS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUS201 Criminal Law 3
JUS202 Criminal Procedures 3
SOC101 Principles of Sociology 3
Two Open Electives from: 100/200 level in ENF, JUS, COR 6

*(w) Indicates a writing intensive course