Law Enforcement Administration, 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 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 Law Enforcement Administration, 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 Curriculum
JUAD 370Criminology3
JUAD 398Pro-Seminar4
JUAD 498Senior Seminar in Justice Administration3
MGMT 300Management Principles3
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 487Mental Health Topics Applied (Repeat for two credits)2
Focused Electives
JUAD 304Victimology3
or SOCI 420 Family & Intimate Partner Violence
Select one of the following:3
Developmental Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Select one of the following:3
Rehabilitation & Prevention
Conflict Resolution
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Attitudes & Persuasion
Select two of the following:6
Origins of Islamic Civilization
African-American History:1500 to the Present
Crime: Race, Poverty & Social Policy
Diversity Management
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Diverse and At-Risk Populations
Select three of the following:9
Risk and Crisis Communication
Public Budgeting and Finance
Public Finance
Labor Relations
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Team Management
Local & Rural Politics
Public Policy & Administration
Total Credits42
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