Applied Studies: Law Enforcement


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Law Enforcement degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an A.S. from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The Law Enforcement Program will prepare you to become a professional law enforcement officer who thinks clearly, applies communication and human behavior principles to the job, and effectively uses hands-on skills as the situation requires.  Learning includes the Minnesota statutes and the U.S. Constitution, criminal and traffic law, and training for the main skills used in daily enforcement, such as handling and using firearms, decision shooting, armed and unarmed defense tactics, high-speed and pursuit driver techniques, low- and high-risk traffic stop tactics, in-progress crimes and domestic violence tactics, criminal investigation and arrest procedures, traffic law enforcement, and accident investigation.

Where You Could Work

  • Police departments
  • Sheriff's departments
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota State Patrol
  • Private security organizations
  • Federal law enforcement agencies

Potential Job Titles

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Uniformed Police Officer
  • State Police Officer
  • Transit or Railroad Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Criminal Investigator

Program Courses for Current Students

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