College of Continuing Professional Studies

About the CCPS Law Enforcement Major

Drury University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Law Enforcement with a Leadership Concentration is designed to prepare new and veteran law enforcement personnel with theoretical and practical knowledge of current investigative and procedural techniques, in addition to developing effective communication and leadership skills.

This degree prepares graduates for a successful rewarding career in local, state, and federal justice systems. Our degree program is specifically designed for the working professional. The B.S. in Law Enforcement can be completed through a combination of evening, online, and blended courses.

Students should complete all 100- and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).

The law enforcement major requires 45 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

CRIM 102: Introduction to Criminology
CRIM 221: Victimology
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for Behavioral Sciences
CRIM 301: Principles of Forensic Science
CRIM 332: Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 340: Case Preparation
CRIM 351: Legal Aspects I
CRIM 360: Judicial Process
LDST 250: Financial Basics for Leaders
COMM 433: Strategic Writing for Advertising & Public Relations
GLST 493: Ethical Issues in a Global Society

Leadership Concentration:

LDST 101: Foundations of Leadership

Choose three of the following courses:

LDST 300: Theories and Models of Leadership
LDST 310: Contemporary Workforce Issues
LDST 331: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LDST 338: Organizational Relations
LDST 400: Grant Writing

Drury awards semester hours credit for satisfactory completion of an approved police academy program.

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.
COMM 220: Business Communication and Writing
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs