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Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement

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Take on a leadership role in law enforcement. Drury GO’s Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement will develop your skills in:

  • Current investigative and procedural techniques
  • Effective communication methods
  • Leadership skills

You’ll be prepared for a successful and rewarding career in local, state and federal justice systems.
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Program Overview

Drury University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Law Enforcement 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences and how these apply to behavioral phenomena.
  • Use the scientific approach, skeptical inquiry, and critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior, institutions, and/or organizations.
  • Develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and oral communication.
  • Optimize career readiness by utilizing disciplinary content and developing effective self-reflection, project-management skills, and teamwork skills.

Career Information

Jobs in law enforcement are projected to hold steady by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $57,030. The average wage for police and sheriff’s patrol officers in Missouri specifically is $51,860.

Some career paths require advanced training and certification. A Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement degree prepares you to step into roles like:

  • First-line supervision of police
    • Projected growth: 4.8%
    • Median annual wage: $91,090
  • Police and sheriff’s patrol officer
    • Projected growth: 5.0%
    • Median annual wage: $63,150
  • Transit and railroad police officer
    • Projected growth: 3.6%
    • Median annual wage: $71,820
  • Protective service worker supervision
    • Projected growth: 2.4%
    • Median annual wage: $70,560
  • Probation officer
    • Projected growth: 3.3%
    • Median annual wage: $53,020

The Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement requires 42 credit hours of coursework.

Concurrent Credit

The Department of Continuing Professional studies offers a concurrent credit option for undergraduate BS-Law Enforcement students meeting the requirements described in the Graduate Catalog. Eligible students may enroll in up to 6 credit hours of selected graduate courses from the Master’s in Public Service and Safety Leadership. Successful completion of these courses will earn both undergraduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree and graduate credit toward the master’s degree. This opportunity allows students to save on tuition costs and expedite their progress toward a Master in Public Service and Safety Leadership degree.

Graduate Course Concurrent credit with
PSSL 660 Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Program Promotion EMMT 403 Private Sector Emergency Management
PSSL 650 Ethics, Conflict, and Decision Making LDST 331 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution