UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Our Bachelor of Applied Science in law enforcement provides a way for individuals who have associate’s degrees in this area to continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Research has shown that individuals with a bachelor's degree have increased earning potential and better career opportunities. This degree is the newest of several degree completion programs offered by UWRF to meet the higher education needs of working adults throughout western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. Market analysis predicts strong job growth among all three occupational areas.
Individuals with an associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field
Individuals who have made significant progress toward completing a degree from an accredited higher-education institution and have work experience in criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field
Previously obtained college credits may be applied toward your baccalaureate program.
Access to specialized labs and facilities and experienced faculty.
Pay same tuition rate regardless of where you live.
Students may be eligible for financial aid.
Gain skills in areas where jobs growth is projected.
Complete your degree in three years as a part-time student.
The curriculum includes 29-30 credits from university general education courses and 30-31 credits from core courses in criminal justice. Applicants who bring in fewer than 60 credits from a previous degree plan will need to take additional courses.
Credit will be awarded for college-level course work completed at accredited institutions. While general education credits are generally accepted from two-year colleges, this new program makes it possible for students to receive university credit for technical and work specific courses as well. For more information on how your college credits will transfer to UW-River Falls, visit the Transfer Credit Policy web page or contact the Admissions Office staff.
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All students will pay $300 per credit plus campus fees for classes, regardless of where they live. Students who meet the course load minimums for full-time or part-time status may also be eligible for financial aid. Learn more from the UWRF Financial Assistance Office.
To begin their program, students must apply for study at UWRF as an undergraduate transfer student. Apply online.
Associate degrees of Applied Science, Science or Arts in a study area related to criminal justice or law enforcement or evidence of significant progress made toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in this area
Minimum combined grade point average of 2.25 for college credits taken
Completed online application for undergraduate study and paid application fee prior to the fall or spring term
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