Law Enforcement Concentration (LENF) – Community College of Rhode Island

Law Enforcement Concentration (LENF)

Associate in Science Degree in Legal Studies (AS_LGAL)

The Community College of Rhode Island offers a degree program for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement and for those currently working in the field. The program is designed to provide students with a background in academic courses as well as specialized training.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions at the back of the catalog for detail.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

General Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
MATH   MATH 1005 OR 1025 3
PSYC 1030
OR PSYC 2010
Psychology of Personal Adjustment
OR General Psychology
  4
SOCS 1010
OR SOCS 2300
General Sociology
OR Criminology
  3
COMM 1100 Public Speaking   3
Humanities/Social Science Electives   Choose two courses: ENGL: 1200, 1230, 1250, 1290; any one semester history course; POLS 1010, 1030; PSYC 1970, 2020; SOCS 2030, 2050; SPAN 1230 6

Total General Education Requirements Credits 22

Major Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
LAWS 1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement   3
LAWS 1010 Criminal Law   3
LAWS 1020 Criminal Procedure   3
LAWS 1030 Criminalistics I   3
LAWS 1040 Criminalistics II   3
LAWS 2000 Constitutional Law   3
LAWS 2010 Law of Evidence   3
LAWS 2030 Criminal Law and the Constitution   3
LAWS 2040 Law and Society   3
LAWS 2050 Law of Contracts   3
LAWS Elective   Select from: LAWS 2060, 2070, 2100; LIBA 1010 3
LAWS 2500 Case Studies in Criminal Law There is a capstone course for students enrolling in the Law Enforcement major. The required capstone course integrates learning from prior coursework. Students will need to have taken LAWS 1010, 1020, 1030, 2010 and 2030 prior to taking Case Studies in Criminal Law. A description of the capstone course requirement appears on the department’s website at www.ccri.edu/laws and in the back of this catalog. (Capstone course) 3
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3

Total Major Education Requirements Credits 39

Total Program Credits 61


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Last Updated: 7/30/19