The Policing Studies 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 Policing Studies.
Policing Studies BS is designed for individuals seeking a professional career as a peace officer in a law enforcement or related agency who serves multicultural and diverse communities at the individual, local, state, federal, and global levels.
The Policing Studies Certificate is for students who already have a conferred bachelor's degree in any discipline who want to meet the education requirements to become a licensed peace officer in the State of Minnesota and work for a law enforcement or related agency.
Learn more about careers and opportunities applicable to Policing Studies program graduates locally and throughout the world. Graduates are prepared to take their big ideas and make a real-world impact.