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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Non-MN P.O.S.T. Board Certification Preparation, Credits: 36
  • Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board Certification Preparation, Credits: 56

About this Program

This program is designed for men and women seeking a professional career in criminal justice and law enforcement. It is open to in-service students who wish to improve their basic education, and to pre-service students who may be interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. In order to enter the police profession, applicants should be aware that height, visual and other physical and mental standards are set by law enforcement agencies. Students should be aware that some criminal convictions prevent licensure as a peace officer. Law enforcement students should consider these standards.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

  • Median wage: $29.78/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Criminal Justice Teachers

  • Median wage: $59,516/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: