Degree Programs:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Certificate in Public Safety
This certificate is aimed at the non-degree student who is interested in obtaining collegiate experience in the law enforcement field. This certificate is not financial aid eligible. Currently enrolled Criminal Justice majors are not eligible for this certificate.

Certificate in Public Safety Requirements:
  1. Students must meet the regular Indiana University admission requirements.
  2. Public Safety Certificate: Students must complete 15 credit hours in public safety with a grade of C- or higher in each course.
  3. Required courses may not be substituted for other courses.
  4. The following courses are required of all students seeking a certificate in public safety and may not be substituted:
  • CJHS-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
    • CJHS-J 310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
    • CJHS-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 370 Seminar in Criminal Justice
For many, one of the certificates offered through the Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security will be the beginning of further study leading to the B.S.C.J. Those interested in continuing their studies at IU Kokomo will find that their certificate hours will apply toward course requirements for this degree.

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