Police Science

Program Description

At MECC you’ll find a fascinating and challenging Police Science curriculum that includes courses in Criminal Law, Investigation, Juvenile Delinquency, and Police Administration.  The program is structured to prepare individuals for careers in criminal justice and related occupations.  It is not designed to train for any specialty, but rather to provide a broad foundation, which will prepare students to enter any of the many criminal justice fields.

Opportunities for Employment

Job openings are available in the law enforcement and the protective services fields with positions open in public law enforcement agencies, private security firms, as well as state and federal agencies.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires taking the English and mathematics placement tests.  If deficiencies are found, you will be required to correct them by registering for developmental studies.  Each applicant must meet with the College’s Protective Services faculty for a personal interview. Applicants not already employed in criminal justice are cautioned as to the qualifications usually required for criminal justice agency employment:  1) Excellent moral character, no felony convictions or any crime involving moral turpitude, nor an excessive number of traffic citations. 2) A background investigation is normally conducted by the employing agency to confirm these conditions.

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PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 131 Legal Evidence 3
ADJ 171 Forensic Science I or Science Elective 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3
ADJ 130 Intro to Criminal Law 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
    HLT, PED or ADJ 138/127 1
ADJ 172 Forensic Science II or Science Elective 4
    Elective 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice System 3
ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization & Administration 3
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
    Humanities Elective 3
MTH 151 or 141  

Math for Liberal Art I or Business Mathematics

3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
ADJ 296 or 198   On-Site Training in Criminal Justice or Seminar and Project 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
CST 105 or 100   Oral Communication or Principles/Public Speaking 3
    Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 67

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