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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Applied Science - Law Enforcement Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2016


What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science - Law Enforcement Management?

Are you interested in acquiring the education and skills necessary to enter or seek promotion within the criminal justice system? Are you interested in transferring up to 90 credits of community college and/or university credit from a regionally accredited institution? Boundless employment opportunities exist in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation, legal offices, court personnel, and private security. Our Law Enforcement Management degree in the 90-30 plan can help you succeed in this exciting field.

You will develop essential skills to be an effective leader in law enforcement at the local, state, or federal level. Upon graduation, you will be able to understand the structure, organization, function, policies, and practices of contemporary law enforcement agencies. You will also understand the policy implications of crime and develop your research skills.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Leader, manager, or officer in a state, local, and federal law enforcement agency
  • Officer with the any of the following departments: probation, parole, and courts
  • Involved in a variety of industries involving juvenile offenders
  • Advocate for victim’s rights

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • 64 units in an associate degree transfer block (students with an A.A.S from an Arizona community college may transfer up to 75 units)
  • 18 units of B.A.S. Requirements
  • 27 units of Specialization Requirements
  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
University Honors Program Optional
Progression Plan Link Not Available


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the BAS degree.
Major Requirements
  • B.A.S. Requirements (18 units)
    This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. Some departments may require that you take specific courses from the B.A.S. Requirements or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires. Please see departmental requirements for specific information. Other courses may be used to fulfill the B.A.S. Elective requirements.

General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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