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Degrees and certificates in law enforcement are available for students wishing to pursue a career in law enforcement. The goal of the program is to prepare cadets intellectually, ethically, and physically to matriculate into a department’s field training program and ultimately assume the responsibilities and duties of a peace officer of the 21st century. Courses in the degree plan will give students necessary skills in the areas of traffic law and investigation, advanced arrest, search and seizure techniques and crime scene investigation.


Please contact Jermaine A. Johnson at Jermaine.A.Johnson@LoneStar.edu or call 281.655.3784 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 20 Credits
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I1 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II1 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III1 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV1 5
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
CJLE 1327 Interviewing and Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professions 3
CJLE 1333 Traffic Law and Investigation 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience2 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
CJLE 1249 Intermediate Arrest, Search, and Seizure 2
Elective Speech Elective3 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
CJLE 1345 Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Second Semester Courses 8 Credits
CJLE 1259 Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement 2
Elective and PHED-or-Elective MATH elective and Any 1 hour physical activity course-or-Natural Sciences Elective 3 and 1-or-4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective5 3
CJLE 1294 Special Topics in Law Enforcement/Police Science6 2
Law Enforcement AAS Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Credit awarded only after confirmation of TCOLE licensure or successful graduation from a Law Enforcement Academy.
  2. May substitute any 3 hour elective for students who are exempt from taking EDUC 1300.
  3. Choose from the General Education requirements.
  4. Students may choose a 3 hour MATH elective, from the AAS Core plus a 1 hour PHED course, or a 4 hour Natural Sciences elective from the AAS Core.
  5. Choose from the AAS core
  6. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $53,0941

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Law Enforcement Officer2
  • Police Officer2
  • Patrol Officers2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.