Medaria Arradondo “Metropolitan State University's online cohort program fit into my busy professional and personal schedule and the academic content exceeded my expectations.  The faculty and staff were genuine in their commitment to our cohort's success, assisting us throughout the program. This program provides a rich and substantive adult learning environment enhanced by valuable diverse perspectives within the cohort.”

-- Medaria Arradondo,  Investigator, Minneapolis Police Department

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Online Law Enforcement Major Completion Program

At Metropolitan State University we encourage you to take advantage of our unique prior learning program.

How does it work?

After you are admitted to the major completion program, an advisor from the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice will review your continuing education records. Your advisor will help you create a plan that will incorporate your training, organize your experience, and demonstrate your knowledge in the academic area.

What kinds of continuing education can I use for prior learning?

Below are some examples of law enforcement continuing education that many students have used to fulfill some of their major elective requirements:

  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) continuing education
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy continuing education
  • Investigation courses
  • DARE continuing education
  • Intoxilyzer continuing education

Questions about prior learning options? Contact Susan Hilal at 763-657-3767 or

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