The Police Science program provides students with knowledge of the criminal justice system, its operations, and purpose. Students are also trained to perform public safety, law enforcement, and criminal investigation tasks.
Students gain knowledge and critical problem-solving skills through coursework focusing on the criminal justice system, criminology, juvenile delinquency, sociology, psychology, criminal and constitutional law, and ethical and current issues. Students also receive practical training in basic police operations, traffic collision investigation, applied criminalistics, and defensive tactics.
Students learn to safely and skillfully shoot live firearms using indoor and outdoor ranges and MILO, a virtual firearms simulator.
Instructors have on-the-job experience and academic training.
Graduates, newly hired by a department, are eligible to attend the New Officer 8-Week Basic Level II Certification Academy. Hawkeye is designated as a Regional Law Enforcement Training Facility by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.
The Police Science program has articulation agreements with Upper Iowa University and Mount Mercy University allowing graduates to enter with junior status. For more information, contact a program advisor.
Health Education and Services Center 217A
Health Education and Services Center 217D
Black Hawk Hall 180