Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement (BCJ)

A Practical Education For Real Impact In The Law Enforcement Field

The law enforcement profession in the United States confronts some of the most difficult problems and issues that any nation can experience as it provides public safety services to our citizens.  The Tiffin University Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree with a major in Law Enforcement provides 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.

Balancing Public Order & Individual Liberty

Successful baccalaureate degree graduates in law enforcement must comprehend the mission, structure, goals, and operations of police agencies at the local, state, and federal levels in a democratic society.  The prevention, repression, and control of crime in America requires that law enforcement agents appreciate the critical role they play in balancing public order and individual liberty.  Tiffin University’s education provides you with the background and real-world experience to meet this challenge.

What You Can Expect From Your TU Law Enforcement Degree:

  1. Graduates will be able to describe the four major features of the law enforcement officer role in American society.
  2. Graduates will be able to explain the main components of community policing.
  3. Graduates will be able to describe key ethical and legal dilemmas associated with the police role.
  4. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate by means of written and oral communication the quality of a major criminal investigation involving crimes against persons, property, technology, and the environment.
  5. Graduates will be able to identify violations of criminal law and assess the correct, constitutional procedures for investigation.
  6. Graduates will be able to evaluate criminalistic behaviors and patterns.
  7. Graduates will be familiar with the special process applicable to juveniles within the criminal justice system.
  8. Graduates will be able to identify and understand the applicability of relevant computer systems used in the profession.
  9. Graduates will demonstrate applied theory and learned knowledge through practical application in the field.


Your Law Enforcement Curriculum

Criminal Justice Core

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
JUS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUS201 Criminal Law 3
JUS202 Criminal Procedures 3
JUS361 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
ENF293 Criminology 3
SCS300 Research Design (w) 3
SCS470 Internship I 3

Law Enforcement Curriculum 

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
COR120 Correctional Thought and Practice 3
COR231 Juvenile Justice Systems 3
ENF150 Police and Society 3
ENF239 Applied Criminal Investigation & Criminalistics 3
CDS 334 Technology and Crime 3
ENF335 Law Enforcement Supervision 3
ENF400 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
ENF450 Crime Analysis 3
ENF460 Evidence Processing (w) 4
JUS461 Capstone Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (w) 3


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For more information about the BCJ Law Enforcement degree program, or the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, contact us at (800) 968-6446.


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