- Award: Bachelor of Arts
- Credits: 120
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
- Non-MN P.O.S.T. Board Certification Preparation, Credits: 36
- Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board Certification Preparation, Credits: 56
About this Program
The program currently offers two options for students. Option I is the pre-licensing track for those interested in becoming Minnesota peace officers. Option I is a broad major and therefore does not require a minor. The curriculum in Option I is approved by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board for meeting the academic portion of the professional peace officer education (PPOE) requirement for licensure. An Option I degree, in conjunction with an approved clinical skills program, meets the complete education requirement for licensure in Minnesota. Due to an agreement between Minnesota State University and Hibbing Community College, students have the option of completing the clinical skills requirement in Mankato during the final Spring semester/early Summer of their college career. Option II also results in a bachelors degree in law enforcement. However, it does not meet the Minnesota licensing requirements. Option II requires a minor. Option II is ideal for students who are already licensed or do not wish to become Minnesota peace officers (e.g. they intend to seek law enforcement employment in another state, they intend to go on for law school or graduate school, etc.).
- Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002