Event Title

Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement: a New 2 + 2 Degree

Location

Research Meeting Room

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu/

Start Date

23-3-2012 10:30 AM

End Date

23-3-2012 11:00 AM

Description

We created a new degree program between Texas Tech University (TTU) and South Plains College (SPC) as a model for combining the strengths of two different disciplines into a single degree. Neither institution had the ability to provide this program on their own; SPC did not have a 4-year degree and TTU did not have any law enforcement programs. This partnership program focuses on law enforcement in the natural resource management arena. It is especially intended for people seeking to become game wardens or fill similar positions. Persons wishing to become game wardens in Texas and many neighboring states must have a bachelor’s degree. The program at South Plains College provides an Associate’s degree in law enforcement and a certificate program, qualifying students to take the Texas Peace Officer exam. The Natural Resources Management Department at Texas Tech provides the additional credits, knowledge base, and skill sets to complete this proposed Bachelors degree, which provides graduates a competitive edge since there is no comparable program in the Southwestern US. I present the details of the program and the issues that had to be dealt with to develop the first combined 2+2 program where the courses and curricula offered by one institution were not also available at the other. This provides a model that others can use to facilitate transfer of students from 2-year into 4-year degree programs expanding curricula and enrollment.

Comments

Citation: Wallace, Mark C. 2012. Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement: a New 2 + 2 Degree. UENR 9th Biennial Conference. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/4/

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Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement: a New 2 + 2 Degree

Research Meeting Room

We created a new degree program between Texas Tech University (TTU) and South Plains College (SPC) as a model for combining the strengths of two different disciplines into a single degree. Neither institution had the ability to provide this program on their own; SPC did not have a 4-year degree and TTU did not have any law enforcement programs. This partnership program focuses on law enforcement in the natural resource management arena. It is especially intended for people seeking to become game wardens or fill similar positions. Persons wishing to become game wardens in Texas and many neighboring states must have a bachelor’s degree. The program at South Plains College provides an Associate’s degree in law enforcement and a certificate program, qualifying students to take the Texas Peace Officer exam. The Natural Resources Management Department at Texas Tech provides the additional credits, knowledge base, and skill sets to complete this proposed Bachelors degree, which provides graduates a competitive edge since there is no comparable program in the Southwestern US. I present the details of the program and the issues that had to be dealt with to develop the first combined 2+2 program where the courses and curricula offered by one institution were not also available at the other. This provides a model that others can use to facilitate transfer of students from 2-year into 4-year degree programs expanding curricula and enrollment.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/4