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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement (Criminal Justice)

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Wilson- Chair, Adams, Cowdin, Hulderman, Scott, Spencer, and Spurlin
Justice Center 126 • 417-625-9302

The Associate of Science degree in Law Enforcement helps prepare students for entrance into law enforcement, a field which has become highly specialized and complex at the local, state and national levels. The University also offers the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

Missouri Peace Officer Certification

The 600-hour Missouri Peace Officer Certification is offered through Criminal Justice Administration (CJAD) and the Missouri POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Certified Law Enforcement Academy. Students who successfully complete the Academy and meet licensing requirements become eligible for employment as Missouri peace officers. See course descriptions.


The State of Missouri requires applicants at the time of licensing to be 21 years of age, a United States citizen, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and pass the Missouri State Police Officer Licensing examination. An applicant with a criminal history must receive Missouri POST clearance before being accepted to the program. An interview with the Training Coordinator is required for admittance to the program.




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