Police & Security Studies

Online Bachelor’s Degree Program

A rich learning and career-enhancing experience.

Tackling crime more effectively is an ever changing challenge for law enforcement that requires sophistication in analysis, problem-solving skills, technology applications, and community relations. This program helps students prepare for the emerging challenges and responsibilities that come with protecting and serving communities. Taught by law enforcement experts, students learn the fundamental standards, strategic procedures, and leadership principles critical for modern policing.

The Police and Security Studies bachelor degree program is designed to fit your professional schedule.

Recent years have seen fundamental changes in policing and homeland security. The incidents that police professionals are called upon to prevent, investigate and control are more complex than ever.  In addition to traditional law enforcement responsibilities, professionals in the field now face more pressure due constant public scrutiny and are expected to execute their duties with higher standards. This complex new role merits a fresh perspective on the nature and scope of knowledge based-policing required by police and safety professionals. 

  • Taught by acknowledged leaders in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice.
  • Practical coursework in three central areas of competency that students will employ in the field: (1) Intelligence and Criminal Analysis, (2) Forensic Science, (3) Leadership and Management.
  • Developed in consultation with metropolitan area law enforcement experts, and drawing faculty expertise from six schools at The George Washington University.
  • The program is offered in a fully online format.

Program Contacts

Lynn McKnight, Program Representative
Jeff Delinski, Program Director

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