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Criminal Justice Studies

Associate of Applied Science


About the Program

The Criminal Justice Studies program is designed for entry level as well as presently employed police officers to complete the requirements in approximately four to five semesters. Students who meet the advanced standing requirements may take tactical skills courses in the 3rd and 4th semester in order to complete the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Board's standards for certification. Please consult with the program advisor regarding Law Enforcement Standards' Board requirements or a criminal justice practicum.

Students study the law enforcement field plus the areas of physical and behavioral sciences to meet the demands of the police profession, including criminal investigation, traffic theory, and professional communication.


Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.


Possible Careers

  • Municipal, County, State, or Federal Law Enforcement
  • Private Security
  • Private Investigator
  • Corrections
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Police Telecommunicator/Dispatcher
  • Loss Control/Prevention Manager
  • Government Security Agent
  • Conservation Warden/DNR or Park Ranger
  • Military Law Enforcement Officer


Program Outcomes

A. Think critically
B. Manage emergencies
C. Communicate effectively
D. Demonstrate professionalism
E. Conduct investigations
F. Interact with others
G. Demonstrate tactical skills


Transfer Agreements

Students who complete the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement degree can seamlessly transfer credits to Franklin University, apply their Nicolet credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in public safety management, and complete their degree via distance learning.

Contact the Academic Advising Office at 715-365-4912 or 800-544-3039 ext. 4912, for more information.


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