Law Enforcement (B.S.)

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Law Enforcement Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Law Enforcement Bachelor’s degree program at Minnesota’s Crown College is intended for students desiring a career as a police officer. The program consists of 33 technical law enforcement credits (18 academic course hours and 15 credit hours of skills training) and 92 credits of criminal justice and general education.

Upon successful completion of the Christian Law Enforcement major in Minnesota, students in are eligible to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) licensing exam and seek employment as police officers in the state of Minnesota. The program goals are that students will complete all necessary peace officer educational requirements (both academic and skills based) required by the state of Minnesota for POST certification.

Law Enforcement Major (B.S.) Courses

Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


IV. Electives - 9 Credits*


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 The LWE 365 - Law Enforcement Skills  course will be taken at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC). Dates may vary, but this will typically be in May. Students should speak with their advisor early in their program to begin planning for this semester. Students may choose to live off campus this semester as LWE 362  is offered online and LWE 365  is taken at ATCC.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Law Enforcement Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 18 Credits


Note: The LWE 364 - Traffic Law/Selected Statutes  and LWE 365 - Law Enforcement Skills  courses will be taken at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC). Dates may vary, but this will typically be in May. Students should speak with their advisor early in their program to begin planning for this semester. Students may choose to live off campus this semester as LWE 362  is offered online and the other courses are taken at ATCC.

Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits




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  • Tuition

    On-Campus (SAS) Tuition

    On-Campus Undergraduate 2018-2019 Costs

    Per Semester Yearly
    Tuition* $12,865 $25,730
    Technology Fee $130 $260
    Wellness Fee $105 $210
    Meal Plan (standard plan) $2,115 $4,230
    Residence Hall Basic $2,215 $4,430
    Total $17,430 $34,860

    *Nursing students add $1,440 per semester ($720 per clinical)

    (less than 12 credits per semester) $1,070 per credit
    Overload (more than 18 credits per semester) $690 per credit

    NOTE: The FAFSA is required for all federal and state grants and federal student loans.

    Meal Plans Per Semester Yearly
    15 meals/week (standard) or 10 meals/week (FLEX) $2,115 $4,230
    Block Plan (seniors only) $1,235 $2,470
    Fees
    Graduation Application Fee $115
    Parking Fee (general parking) $105 per semester

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.

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