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Pursue Your Passion
Southeast Missouri State offers courses that foster critical and analytical thinking,
writing, confidence, leadership, and life-long learning. Why? Because crime prevention,
law enforcement, victim services, and rehabilitation demand strong skill sets and
a powerful will to do.
Tailor Your Degree
We’ve designed two tracks to degree completion: an Academic/University track for those
seeking a bachelor's degree and a Law Enforcement Academy track for those seeking
specialized law enforcement training.
Courses are 100% online, so you never have to set foot on campus! Class discussions
happen in online forums, so you learn and network on a flexible schedule.
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The numbers tell the story…
per credit hour tuition
department graduates employed or in grad school
- Courses in law enforcement, corrections, and criminology
- Potential credit for law enforcement academy training
- Minors available to better position your career
- Award-winning advising and coaching team
- Year-round classes to reduce time to degree
We let our graduates do the talking...
"I'm thrilled to finally be entering the line of work that I care so deeply about.
I think the part that excites me most is getting to interact with different aspects
of the community and educating people on what police officers do. "Jennifer Rubin, Law Enforcement Academy, 2017, B.A. in Communication Studies, 2018
Our Alumni Go Places.
Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College
of Humanities and Social Science at Southeast Missouri State.
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- Enterprise Holdings
- Guin, Mundorf LLC
- Missouri Botanical Gardens
- Missouri Court of Appeals
- Missouri History Museum
- Missouri House of Representatives
- Missouri Recovery Network
- Missouri State Highway Patrol
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Nestle Purina
- Redwood Logistics
- Sherwin Williams
- State of Missouri
- St. Louis Art Museum
- The Center for Youth and Family
- United States Air Force
- United States Department of Forestry
- United States Department of State
- United States Peace Corps
- United States Secret Service
Our criminal justice degree offers outstanding preparation for careers in criminal
justice agencies (law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, etc.) as well as
graduate school in criminal justice or related areas and law school. Our graduates
are ready to meet the challenges of this rewarding field. Students who choose the
Law Enforcement Academy track will complete 760 training hours in 19 weeks, which
counts as 24 academic credits toward a degree, helping you advance your career.
- Admission to the University meets requirements for entry into the criminal justice
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- CJ 100. Introduction to Criminal Justice.
General survey of federal, state, and local agencies involved in administration of
criminal justice including police, courts, and corrections. (3).
- CJ 110. Introduction to Law Enforcement.
Philosophy, history, and problems of law enforcement; organization and jurisdiction
of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will be examined. (3).
- CJ 115. Introduction to Criminal Courts.
Organization and structure of state and federal criminal courts. (3).
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- "My teaching philosophy encourages mentorship and application of material through
the use of real-life scenarios. I believe these two elements are essential for student
—Dr. Kristen N. Sobba, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology
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