Faculty of Security and Legal Sciences course listing:
FIRST DEGREE STUDIES – available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland
Field of study: Internal Security
duration of the study:
- full-time (a 3-year course, six semesters)
- extra-mural (a 3-year course, six semesters)
The Internal Security studies are aimed at preparing highly-skilled specialists for work in state agencies and local authorities on positions related to team management in emergency situations, during natural disasters, and dealing with state security threats, as well as for supporting state agencies (the Police, Customs, and the Border Guard) in raising their professional skills with regard to the constantly changing law and the necessity for a thorough analysis of the newly-emerged threats (i.e. terrorism, cyber-terrorism). The Internal Security first degree studies at the Police Academy in Szczytno are directed to all individuals – secondary school graduates, whose current or prospective job (or service) is related to internal security in a broad sense.
The study program, both the content of the obligatory and extracurricular courses, also covers some core aspects of the basic police training – as defined by the Chief of the Polish Police – which will prepare a full-fledged graduate for enrolment into the police force and the basic police training proper at one of the Police training facilities (which will play a supplementary role to the abridged basic Police training that students receive throughout the course).
Field of study: Information Technology
Specialization: Computer science in security
Engineering studies, designed exclusively for:
1) Police officers and law enforcers subordinate to or supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, who have applied for and been granted a permission to study at the Police Academy in Szczytno;
2) civilian employees of the Police and other forces and organisational units subordinate to or supervised by the Minister of Internal Affairs, who have applied for and been granted a permission to study at the Police Academy in Szczytno.
Form of studies:
- Weekly meetings, on average every second week.
Duration of the course:
- seven semesters.
Field of study: Criminology
duration of the study:
full-time (a 3-year course, six semesters)
extra-mural (a 3-year course, six semesters)
The graduate of Criminology is ready to occupy the position in the judiciary: in courts, public prosecutor’s offices, prison system, in the municipal guard and police; in offices of the district authorities – District Centres for Family Care, Centres of Crisis Intervention as well as centres of welfare and non-governmental organizations.
Teaching students is part of the Academy’s mission to discover and transfer the scientific truth. The learning goals for criminology students are linked with the main strategic aims of the Academy. As a consequence it has been assumed that the learning goals will enable the students e.g. to update the specialist knowledge about company management which is indispensable in their future professional work. It is also crucial to develop and improve the students’ skills required at their prospective workplace in the judiciary as well as to develop the attitude which is decisive in the employee’s effective task fulfillment. Taking into consideration the Academy’s strategic goals, it is assumed that the student will achieve the learning goals not only within the knowledge gained and the skills practiced, but also within the social competence correlated with performing the tasks typical for public administration authorities.
Criminology is an interdisciplinary field of study and allows the students to gain the knowledge of man, society and the law. The teaching process combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of crime and social pathologies. The curriculum focuses on the causes of social pathologies, signs of pathologies, methods of detection, prevention and combatting crime. It also comprises issues concerning the methods of corrective punishment and aid and counselling for the victims. The curriculum for Criminology comprises not only general, basic and specialist subjects but also four modules i.e. guardianship module, social pathology module, penitentiary system module and police-related module.
Criminology is a modern and innovative field of study.
Field of study: Police Science
Full-time studies for persons included in the list of candidates for service in the Police approved by the superior in charge of the recruitment procedure, pursuant to § 41 of the Regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs of 18 April 2012 on the recruitment procedure in relation to candidates applying for service in the Police (Dz. U. z 2012 r., poz. 432 z późn. zm.), who have submitted a declaration of intent concerning participation in the recruitment process for studies at the Police Academy.
Duration of studies: 4 years
The first cycle studies with a practical profile in the field of Police Science at the Police Academy in Szczytno are addressed to people who associate their professional plans with the police service. Police officers admitted to the first year of studies will receive a chance of professional development, will function in an institution enjoying social trust and will be given the opportunity to choose a service branch adequate to their individual predispositions and interests. The studies last 4 years and are conducted in a full-time form at the Police Academy in Szczytno. During the first year of studies, students will acquire knowledge, skills and social competences in the field of basic vocational training. Students will also carry out internships in local police units.
Educational goals and competences that graduates will gain will relate to knowledge, attitudes and skills of applying the acquired knowledge in practice, including legal regulations, foreign languages, new information technologies, tactics and intervention techniques as well as forensic techniques.
A graduate will receive a bachelor's degree. Moreover, the graduation will enable the graduate to take the commissioned officer's exam, the positive result of which will constitute the basis for his appointment to the first commissioned officer's degree in the corps of junior police commissioned officers.
Graduates will acquire knowledge, skills and competences to perform official tasks in specialist and independent official positions, at lower management levels and in basic positions of police unit management, and in the perspective - in the highest managerial positions in the Police.
SECOND DEGREE STUDIES – available to civilians and all sworn personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland
Field of study: Internal Security
duration of the study:
- full-time (a 2-year course, four semesters)
- extra-mural (a 2-year course, four semesters)
The Internal Security studies are aimed at preparing highly-skilled specialists for work in state agencies and local authorities on positions related to team management in emergency situations, during natural disasters, and dealing with state security threats, as well as for supporting state agencies (the Police, Customs, and the Border Guard) in raising their professional skills with regard to the constantly changing law and the necessity for a thorough analysis of the newly-emerged threats (i.e. terrorism, cyber-terrorism);
The Internal Security second degree studies at the Police Academy in Szczytno are directed to all individuals who have successfully completed a first degree course and whose current or prospective job (or service) is related to internal security in a broad sense.
Field of study: Cryminology
- for civil persons
- employees and officers of the Police as well as officers and employees of other formations and organisational units subordinated to or supervised by the minister in charge of internal affairs and administration, who have been assigned to study at the Police Academy
Duration of studies:
- full-time (2 years, i.e. four semesters)
- extramural (2 years, i.e. four semesters)
The field of study Criminology is interdisciplinary, allowing the student to obtain a broad knowledge of the human being, society and law. The didactic process includes theoretical and practical issues related to crime and social pathologies. The curriculum focuses on the causes and manifestations of social pathologies, as well as methods of detecting, preventing and combating crime. In addition, it covers issues related to the methods of implementation of restorative justice and providing assistance to victims. The curriculum, apart from general, basic and major subjects, includes four thematic modules: curatorial module, social pathologies module, penitentiary module, and police module.
A graduate of the "criminology" field of study is prepared to work in the broadly understood justice system: in the judiciary, the prosecutor's office, the Prison Service, the Police, the Municipal Police; in the poviat starosty offices - Poviat Family Assistance Centres, Crisis Intervention Centres, as well as in social welfare centres and non-governmental organizations.
"Criminology" is a modern and innovative field of study.