The Collegiate Officer Program -- or COP -- is offered to undergraduate Criminal Justice law enforcement majors. The purpose of the program is to provide the law enforcement major with an opportunity to complete State of Oklahoma peace office certification through a Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) approved curriculum. Students not only receive their bachelor’s degree, but also may have an advantage when competing for employment in the law enforcement field because they will have already completed the peace officer training mandates which are established in Oklahoma State Statutes. Students will be trained in law enforcement driving techniques, field sobriety tests, radar operation, firearms and custody control.
The Department of Professional Programs in Human Services offers educational programs that share the common goal of preparing students to work with people in a variety of human services agencies and organizations. The human services field is one of the most rapidly expanding career fields in America today. The Department of Professional Programs in Human Services focuses on those careers which require professional preparation and training for service to individuals, families, groups, and the community. Degree programs include Counseling, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. In addition to a general career field, the Counseling student may select a concentration in rehabilitation, aging services, or services to the deaf.
Criminal Justice Program
The primary objective of the Criminal Justice degree is to prepare students for professional jobs in the criminal justice system. The curriculum provides a core program of basic courses applicable to all criminal justice fields and specialized courses intended to prepare the student for the professional demands in law enforcement. Students gain practical experience through completion of an internship or, for those seeking CLEET certification, the Collegiate Officer Program (COP).
- Lambda Alpha Epsilon - National Criminal Justice Association
- Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honor Society