Law Enforcement Intelligence
Associate of Arts to Public Safety and Security Bachelor of Science Degree
Law Enforcement Intelligence Major
|60 credit hours – Associate in Arts degree|
|36 general education hours – The mathematics requirement shall include MAC 1105 and STA 2023.|
|24 elective – Additional courses will be evaluated as to whether they apply to the major.|
|120 credit hours total with at least 45 hours in courses at the 3000 level or above.|
|48 credit hours in public safety and security with specific requirements of:|
|4 core courses (12 hours) completed with a grade of C- or better.|
The Criminal Justice System
Ethics in Policing and Intelligence
Applied Probability for Research & Investigation
Computer Applications for Public Safety and Security
|11 additional courses (33 hours) completed with a grade of C- or better.|
Evidential Reasoning for Research & Investigation
Policing Diversity: Race, Gender, Religion and Crime
Criminal Investigation: Theory and Practice
Interview & Interrogation
Conduct of Investigation
The Intelligence Process
Intelligence Collection Strategies
Behavioral Science in Criminal Justice
Evidence and Criminal Procedure
Crime Mapping & Analysis
|1 capstone course (3 hours)|
12 hours of electives approved by the College.
These may be unrestricted electives or they may be used for an internship, a certificate in Public Safety and Security, a minor (outside of Public Safety and Security) or as hours applied towards a double major.
The 20-course program is designed for 2 or 4 courses per semester resulting in 10 semesters or 5 semesters respectively to complete.
In addition to the requirements outlined above, each student must complete all University-wide requirements for graduation. These requirements include:
a. Liberal studies (general education) and the Gordon Rule writing requirements: Transfer students with an AA degree from a Florida community college have automatically met the general education and Gordon Rule writing requirements.
b. Multicultural requirement: Students transferring with 60 or more hours must complete one multicultural course. Other students must complete two multicultural courses. Courses taken at a previous institution may be used to satisfy this requirement.
c. FSU residency requirement: Each student’s last 30 hours must be in residence at FSU.
d. Oral Competency requirement may be met with SPC 1608 (GCSC). There are also several courses offered at FSU PC that will meet this requirement. Acceptable substitutes may include, but are not limited to:
a. A grade of “B” or above in a high school oral communication or speech class
b. Verified successful participation in a forensic or debate team in high school, community college, or college; or
c. Passing with a “C-“or higher a course in public speaking in another college or university (including community college}.
e. University Computer Literacy can be met with a grade of C- or better in CGS 1570 (GCSC), CGS 2100 (FSU) or equivalent.
f. Foreign Language Requirement can be satisfied by having two sequential units of the same foreign language in high school, or two semesters of the same foreign language in college or documented equivalent proficiency.
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