The challenges and responsibilities of the modern police officer have undergone tremendous changes. Today's public safety and private security officials must be prepared to meet the needs and expectations of an ever-changing, complex, and diverse society. The B.S. in Police Science program at Saint Mary's prepares individuals to better meet these challenges. Together with other working professionals, students study the management, leadership, communication skills, and tools necessary to respond to societal needs.
Courses are taught by experts in the criminal justice field. Offered at our Minneapolis campus, this program is designed with working, adult learners in mind, with classes available evenings.
Completing a B.S. in Police Science degree is closer than you think. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota recognizes your past experiences with a generous transfer credit policy. We accept Minnesota POST and military training, college-level credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities (grades of C or better), business and industry training, non-regionally accredited vocational or technical colleges or institutes, military education (ACE), and standardized examinations (CLEP, DSST). Earn credit for your life and work experience through our prior learning assessment (PLA) process. Submit your unofficial transcripts or a degree audit report and a transfer counselor will create a preliminary degree plan for you with a transfer of credit estimate. Contact the bachelor's completion admission staff today to get started.
This program is offered at our Twin Cities Campus or Apple Valley Center.
You'll finish your degree studying modern policing and criminal justice, as well as communication, leadership and ethics. Opportunities for special interests are available with numerous elective classes.
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
Completed application form
Nonrefundable application fee
Official transcripts issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 semester credits (C or better)
3 credits completed in a college level English Composition course
International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator.
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- Start Date
- Fall Semester Term I
- Fall Semester Term II
- Spring Semester Term I
- Spring Semester Term II
- Summer Semester Term I
- Summer Semester Term II
- Fall Semester Term I
|Tuition:||$420 Per Credit|
Prior Learning Assessment Option - for those who qualify
Prior Learning Exploration Course: $1,290
Portfolio Assessment: $230
Earn up to 35 credits with no per credit fee
The Saint Mary's Difference
The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.