Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
While there are hundreds of potential career opportunities in the law enforcement, justice administration and forensics fields, each differ significantly in their specific areas of expertise. Each job, though, from police officers, to security personnel, public safety dispatchers and more, are essential in keeping local communities and the country safe.
A degree or certificate in law enforcement, justice administration or forensics at Harper College ensures students gain the necessary skills and requirements to be a law enforcement officer or public safety dispatcher in the state of Illinois.
Learn everything you need to know about becoming a police officer through this comprehensive workshop. Subject matter experts will provide you with key insight into the various stages of the selection process; written examination, physical ability (P.O.W.E.R.) test, oral interview, polygraph, psychological, and background investigation. More
Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
- Private Security Certificate
- Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate
- Forensic Science Technician Certificate
Flexible program options
- Advisory Committee
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Law Enforcement and Justice Proficiency Courses (pdf)
- Student Organizations
- Ti Training Force Simulator
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request informationform.