Administration and Management for Peace Officers, BAS

The B.A.S. degree is built on a “2+2” platform. During the first two years (60 credits), a student completes an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Administration and Management for Peace Officers (formerly known as Law Enforcement Administration). In the final two years (60 credits) of SMSU’s B.A.S. program, a student takes a 42-semester credit major (described below) in Administration and Management for Peace Officers, and additional semester credit hours (SCH) of MnTC.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the SMSU's Liberal Education Program
    1. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) from any Minnesota State system campus, and
    2. SMSU Liberal Education Graduation Requirements.
  • A minimum of 30 semester credit hours through Southwest Minnesota State University.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours at the 300 or 400 level.
  • The requirements for an approved B.A.S. major.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for courses taken while enrolled at SMSU.
Core Courses
JUAD 370Criminology3
JUAD 398Pro-Seminar4
JUAD 498Senior Seminar in Justice Administration3
MGMT 300Management Principles3
MGMT 333Conflict Resolution3
SWRK 315Child Welfare3
Focused Elective:3
Family & Intimate Partner Violence
Choose two of the following courses:2
Mental Health Topics Applied
Women and Justice
Minorities, Crime, and Social Policy
Choose one of the following courses:3
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Autism Spectrum Disorders:Issues & Needs
Rehabilitation & Prevention
Choose one of the following:3
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Attitudes & Persuasion
Interpersonal Skills
Group Dynamics
Choose two of the following courses:6
Cross-Cultural Psychology
JUAD 315
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Diverse and At-Risk Populations
Diversity Management
Origins of Islamic Civilization
African-American History:1500 to the Present
Choose two of the following courses:6
Human Resource Management
Labor Relations
Leadership and Team Management
Risk and Crisis Communication
Public Finance
Public Budgeting and Finance
Local & Rural Politics
Public Policy & Administration
Organizational Communication
Total Credits42
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