Explore the demands, functions, goals and leadership positions of the modern police agency by earning your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Police Administration & Operations online at Southern New Hampshire University.
Why choose a concentration in police administration and operations at SNHU?
While pursuing your law enforcement degree online, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the many roles police agencies assume throughout the United States. Experienced, knowledgeable faculty will help you chart your course toward a professional career in security and law enforcement.
If you have completed a basic police, corrections or probation and parole academy training, you may receive up to 12 credits toward your criminal justice degree at SNHU.
The concentration in police administration and operations gives you a foundation in essential criminal justice principles. Your college courses in this highly focused online law enforcement degree program will take you deep into the realms of psychology, American politics and criminal law.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. Benefits of earning your criminal justice degree with a concentration in police administration and operations online at SNHU include:
SNHU's concentration in police administration and operations was created to help graduates prepare for positions in private security and law enforcement, as well as other positions in criminal justice and related fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics puts growth for police and detective positions at 7% through 2026.*
Law enforcement positions may involve additional training and eligibility requirements.
Take your criminal justice degree to the next level with specialized knowledge and skills related to police administration and operations. In this online law enforcement degree program, students will analyze best practices in leadership of police administration and operations for managing personnel and resources that meet public safety goals.
This criminal justice degree concentration covers topics including:
Jobs in the criminal justice field demand critical thinkers with tip-top communication skills. That’s why SNHU’s bachelor’s in criminal justice program includes an embedded communication certificate. Built to prepare learners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to communicate effectively, the certificate gives students resources to improve their ability to collect and convey field-related information.
SNHU's bachelor's in police administration and operations program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.