The Law Enforcement Program is a pre-professional program accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) that prepares students to successfully meet the requirements to take the state licensure exam in order to obtain employment as a peace officer in the State of Minnesota. Students completing this program are also prepared to pursue a career as a peace officer in other states and federal agencies. The faculty have a vast array of academic and professional experiences and work diligently to ensure the program produces the best-prepared graduates. The program also offers a minor in Law Enforcement.


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Law Enforcement, BS

The Law Enforcement Program offers an integrated Bachelor of Science degree in which students complete their coursework and skills program on campus within four years.

Peace Officer Studies, Minor

The police officer studies minor allows students to pursue their interests in a variety of aspects of the policing studies professions.

Law Enforcement POST Preparation Certificate

The Law Enforcement POST Preparation Certificate is a series of academic classes that can be completed to prepare for skills and being eligible for taking the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board licensing exam in Minnesota.


Contact Law Enforcement to connect with an advisor. For general College advising visit the HSS Advising Center.

Our Philosophy

Read more about the philosophy of the Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota State Mankato.

Apply Today

Complete your application for admissions now or declare your major in Law Enforcement.

Career Opportunities

Learn more about careers and opportunities applicable to Law Enforcement program graduates locally and throughout the world. Graduates are prepared to take their big ideas and make a real-world impact.

Faculty and Staff

Learn more about the Law Enforcement faculty and staff.

Real World Experiences

Law Enforcement students have many opportunities to get practical, hands-on experience preparing for their future careers.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

A variety of scholarships and financial aid options are available to Law Enforcement students. View current opportunities.

Contact Law Enforcement

Contact Law Enforcement with questions or for more information.

Criminal Justice Learning Community

Connect socially and academically with other students that share interest in Criminal Justice.