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Law Enforcement Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science

Leadership is an immersive and empowering process. In this option, the student will learn to manage and lead successfully within public and government organizations. For those students in criminal justice and law enforcement organizations, this option provides an opportunity to develop and apply skills to advance as individuals both professionally and personally. The curriculum offers practical and active learning strategies needed to encourage growth in individuals and teams.

COURSE Number Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Option CR
CRMJ 3030 Liability and Risk Management 3
CRMJ 3100 Politics of Law Enforcement 3
CRMJ 4010 Community Policing and Public Trust 3
CRMJ 4030 Crisis Communication and Public Relations 3
CRMJ 4130 Leadership and Management in the Criminal Justice System 3
  Program Electives:
The student must obtain approval from the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.
  Total Law Enforcement Leadership Option with electives 30

Lower-Level Requirements

Course Number Course


IMGT 2400 Intro to Information Management

3 credits

MDIA 3050 New Media Ethics

3 credits

MGT 3410 Human Resources Management

3 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

STAT 2000 Statistics and the World

3 credits

  General Electives 14 credits

*General Electives: Students must obtain approval from the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.


Upper-Level Requirements

Course Number Course


COMM 4050 Communication and Conflict

3 credits

MGT 3000 Financial Analysis Budgeting

3 credits

MGT 3005 Foundations of Leadership

3 credits

MGT 3010 Personal Leadership

3 credits

MGT 3110 Business Ethics

3 credits

MGT 3210 Management and Organization

3 credits

MGT 4005 Leading Others

3 credits

MGT 4020 Innovation Management

3 credits

MGT 4390 Management and Leadership Capstone

3 credits

PSYC 3110 Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3200 Industrial-Organizational Psychology

3 credits

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC. 

ORAL 6 6
POLS - American & Wyoming Government 3 3
SOC (in the program) 3
UNST 1 1
Writing Level I 3 3
Writing Level II 3 3
GEN ED Electives:
With approval by the faculty advisor, a student may choose a combination of courses with a general education designator to complete the requirements in this section.
5 5
Total General Education Requirements 30 30


Total Credit Hours: 120

More Information

Three ways to take classes:

Icons representing all three options

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 30 general education credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division (3000-4000 level) coursework is required for the BAS degree.

Current Law Enforcement Professionals may be able to use Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and Law Enforcement Academy courses to satisfy some LEL requirements or electives. These training transcripts must be sent to the CWC Registrar for evaluation.

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Meet Your Professors

Jeffrey Hosking

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Kathleen Tilton

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice