Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of job can I get with this degree?

  You can find jobs as:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • Police Officer
  • Court Judge
  • Court Administrator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Public Administrator
  • Sheriff
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Administrator
  • Private or Corporate Security Officer
  • State Highway Patrol Officer
  • Probation and Parle Officer
  • Security Analyst
  • Private Consultant
  • U. S Marshall  Service
  • U.S. Coastal Guard
  • U. S. Custom Officer
  • U.S. Immigration Officer
  • U.S. treasury Department Officer
  • U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Graduate Study
  • Law School


How many classes do I have to take? You will take a total of 120 credits hours or 40 courses.


What kinds of classes will I have to take? You will take class in the following  areas: Law enforcement, forensic, public management, critical thinking, communication, diversity, analytical skills or math, natural sciences,  social sciences, and ethics

How many students will be in my classes? In most cases you will have 15-25 students in each class.


What are faculty qualifications? Ninety-three percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining seven percent are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.


Can I do an internship with this program? Yes you can participate in internship


Can I study abroad with this degree? Yes you can!


Will you help me find a job when I graduate? We have a career office that can help you look for a job in addition to other avenues that you may explore.


Are there student organizations for this degree? There are several student organizations on campus.


How can I get in touch with my professor? By telephone, email or office visit.


Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes? There are two academic advisors that could help you plan your studies in SPEA.

Can I double-major? Yes, you can!

Can I minor in anything I want? Yes, you can!