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Associates Degree in Law Enforcement

Important features:
  • College credit for law enforcement training
  • Available completely online
  • Only 7 core classes to complete your degree with Law Enforcement certification
  • Only 12 core classes to complete your degree with correctional officer certification

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS: Every state government regulates whether universities located in other states can enroll students in online programs.  This process is called “state authorization.”  Some states do not allow their students to enroll students in online programs at outside universities at all; other states charge the outside universities high fees to enroll even one student from that state.  For this reason, Thomas University may not be able to enroll students from outside Georgia in every online program we offer.  We accept students from as many states as possible. Please contact Admissions at or 800.538.9784 ext 1114 to find out if your state is authorized for Thomas University. 

Total Hours for Degree: 61

Required Courses and Credit Hours

Up to 40 credit hours of course work will be applied to the program for certified law enforcement professionals. The following core courses must be taken at Thomas University to receive the associate degree.

Core Curriculum Courses
ENG 101 Composition I...3
ENG 102 Composition II...3
HIS 201 US History and Government I...3
HIS 202 US History and Government II...3
MTH 120 Algebraic Modeling...3
SOC 201 Intro to Sociology or PSY 201 General Psychology...3
SPE 105 Oral Communication for Professionals...3

Additional program requirements for 

POST Basic Corrections Officer Certification:

  • UNV202 Introduction to Ethics
  • CRJ150 Criminology
  • CRJ210 Policing in America
  • CRJ 250 Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ 255 Criminal Procedure
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