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Policing/Law Enforcement, DCJ

Policing/Law Enforcement Specialization

Policing diverse and growing populations is an increasingly complex situation. To work in this field one must have the right combination of skills, knowledge and experience. The Policing specialization offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as effective police tactics and techniques, public policy issues and leadership theories. As a student, you will examine current police issues within today’s multicultural and digital environment along with possible solutions for the issues we face. This specialization is ideally suited for those already working in law enforcement who want to enhance their knowledge and expand their career possibilities.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
DCJ 54 18 45 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Criminal Justice Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop policies and budgets to support effective administration of criminal justice agencies.
  • Evaluate risks and opportunities in criminal justice agencies based on legal, professional, and ethical expectations.
  • Integrate management and leadership theories into criminal justice practice.
  • Generate independent research to address issues in criminal justice and inform professional practice.