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Law Enforcement - Associate of Applied Science
This degree provides training that will produce well-rounded and competent law enforcement practitioners. This includes, but is not limited to, competence in oral and written communications, an understanding of psychological and social issues relevant to criminal justice, the role of law enforcement in social control and in the larger criminal justice system and an appreciation for the dilemma inherent in policing a free society.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 65

Liberal Studies 24
Humanities Elective 4
Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective 4
Social Sciences Electives 8

Health Promotion 1

Major Courses 28
Criminal Justice Required Courses 20
Criminal Justice Electives* 8
Choose from the following: 
CJ 298 Directed Study (1-4 cr.) ***

General Electives 12
*Other approved CJ course work (e.g., transfer credit or newly approved CJ courses) at the 200 level, not listed, may be used to satisfy the requirements in the CJ elective area.


**Or satisfactory completion of a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved police academy or equivalent.


***No more than 4 credits of CJ 191 and/or CJ 298 may be applied toward this degree. CJ 191 and CJ 298 do not apply toward the bachelor’s degree major. CJ 299 only applies to this degree. It cannot be applied to any other diploma, certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree at NMU.