Program Details

Complete these program requirements to earn an Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Degree.

Program Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading: 250
Arithmetic: 240

Note: Students completing the A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice have an option to choose between a Natural Science (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area III) or Math (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area IV). Students who choose to take a Natural Science course instead of Math must either earn a score of 240 on their Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic test or complete MATH 0080, Math Foundations with a grade of C or better to satisfy their college minimum requirement.

All required CRJU courses and SOCI 1107 must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Requirements for CRJU 2209 Skills I (fall semester) and CRJU 2219 Skills II (spring semester)

  1. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  2. Students who are on warning or probation status must have permission of the Criminal Justice Program Director to register for CRJU 2209 and CRJU 2219.
  3. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed). Please see the Minnesota Peace Officer Licensing link that addresses the Minnesota Minimum Selection Standards to be licensed as a Peace Officer.
  4. Completion and approval of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form ( MMPI 2 RF)
  5. Medical clearance from a healthcare provider stating student is physically eligible to participate in skills (see attached PHYSICIANS APPROVAL FORM)
  6. CRJU 2209 and CRJU 2219 are physically challenging courses.