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Transfer Pathway

Law Enforcement

Degree programs

Law Enforcement BS Track 2

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.


After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 15 credits

  • CJS 201: Foundations in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • LAWE 431: Police Culture (4 credits)


  • LAWE 445: Law Enforcement Leadership (4 credits)


  • Electives (8 credits)


Semester 2: 16 credits

  • CJS 301: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (4 credits)
  • CJS 320: Criminology and Public Policy (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)

Semester 3: 15 credits

  • CJS 350: Citizenship: Community Involvement (4 credits)


  • CJS 354: restorative Justice (4 credits)


  • CJS 360:Diversity in Criminal Justice (4 credits)
  • Electives (7 credits)

Semester 4: 14 credits

  • CJS 489: Criminal Justice Capstone: Internship (4 credits)


  • CJS 490: Criminal Justice Capstone: Research (4 credits)


  • Electives (6 credits)


This schedule is only one way to complete your degree.  Please work closely with your academic advisor to develop a plan that works for you.

Students must satisfy the Liberal Studies (LS; 8 upper-division credits), the Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR), and the 40 upper division credit requirement when planning their schedules.

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