Skip to main content

This is your Donation message.

Academic Program Guide

Public Safety and Security: Law Enforcement Operations (Panama City campus only)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2019 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Law Enforcement Operations major prepares students for employment in a wide variety of criminal justice agencies including local, state and Federal jurisdictions, as well as companies within the private sector. This major can also serve as a foundation for graduate study in programs such as criminology/criminal justice, law, social work, urban planning, and public administration.

The on campus and the online degree programs are tailored to provide the maximum opportunity for the professional practitioner to participate as well as the traditional student. Consequently, the upper-division courses are offered in a five-semester/12 hour model rather than the four-semester/15-hour model. Students, however, may take 15-18 hours per semester if they desire.

Mapping Coordinator: Angela Sexton

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
STA2023 Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 3
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
Oral Communication Competency (speech)3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 4
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 5 hrs
CCJ3024 The Criminal Justice System 3
CCJ4744 Evidential Reasoning for Research & Invest 3
CJE4611 Criminal Investigation: Theory & Practice 3
Milestones 5
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
CCJ3678 Policing Diversity: Race, Gender, Rel & Crime 3
CCJ4710 Applied Probability 3
CJE4615 Conduct of Investigation 3
Milestones 6
Completion of CCJ3024 and CCJ4744
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 7 hrs
CCJ3651 Drugs and Crime 3
DSC3013 Homeland Security & Criminal Justice 3
CJE4410 Community Policing 3
Milestones 7
Completion of CCJ4710
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 8 hrs
CCJ3484 Ethics in Policing and Intelligence 3
CCJ3071 Computer Apps in Criminal Justice 3
CJE3612 Interview and Interrogation 3
Milestones 8
Request graduation check
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing
Term 9 hrs
CJE4710 Capstone3
CCJ3032 Crime in Media 3
CCJ3013 Youth Culture and Crime or DSC3013 Homeland Security and Criminal Justice 3
CJC3311 Corrections: Practices and Perspectives 3
Milestones 9
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
GPA ≥ 2.00 and in good academic standing

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Special Agents including such diverse specialties as: Air Marshall, Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms Agent, FBI Special Agent, US Marshall, Border Patrol Agent, Conservation Officer, Criminal Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Secret Service Agent, Fish and Game Warden, Immigration Inspector, Medical Examiner Investigator, and Postal Inspector. Civilian opportunities include: Private Investigator, Private Security Agent, and Insurance Claims Adjuster.

Representative Employers: Central Intelligence Agency, Corporate Security Offices, Customs and Border Patrol, Diplomatic Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, Private Detective Agencies, Private Security/Surveillance Firms, US Department of Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Marshal Service, US Secret Service, Insurance Claims Agencies

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Public Safety and Security: Law Enforcement Operations (Panama City campus only) Program Guide