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B.S. in Police Science

The challenges and responsibilities of the modern police officer have undergone tremendous changes. 

Today’s public safety and private security officials must be prepared to meet the needs and expectations of an ever-changing, complex, and diverse society. The Bachelor of Science in Police Science program at Saint Mary’s prepares individuals to better meet these challenges. Together with other working professionals, students study the management, leadership, communication skills, and tools necessary to respond to societal needs.

The program also offers a generous credit transfer policy, including credit for Minnesota POST and military training. Courses are taught by experts in the criminal justice field.

As a working adult, you have experience that matters. Your firsthand knowledge will enhance classroom discussions, and you’ll gain skills that employers want. Plus, with Saint Mary's generous credit transfer policies, the coursework that you've already completed will help you finish your degree faster.

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Applicants must submit:

  1.  Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
  2.  An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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This program is offered at our Twin Cities and Apple Valley locations.

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Larry Brubaker, M.A.

Bachelor of Science Program - Adjunct Program Assistant Professor

Dennis Conroy, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Science Programs - Adjunct Program Associate Professor

Andrew Evans, J.D.

BS in Police Science - Adjunct Assistant Professor

(651) 793-1108

Christopher Gaiters, M.A.

Police Science Program - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 221-8899

Scott Gerlicher, M.P.A.

BS in Police Science - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 290-3485

John Harrington, M.A.

Police Science/BS - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Janee Harteau, M.A.

Police Science - Adjunct Program Assistant Professor

(612) 673-5643

Douglas Holtz, Sr., M.A.

Bachelor of Science Programs - Adjunct Program Instructor

Douglas Holtz M.A.
Michael Katzovitz, M.A.

B S Police Science - Adjunct Instructor

Daniel Murphy, M.A.

BS in Police Science - Adjunct Program Instructor

(952) 828-4555

Kelly Nicholson, M.S.

Police Science - Adjunct Instructor

Robert Plesha, J.D.

Police Science - Adjunct Program Associate Professor

Brent Richter, M.A.

Police Science Program - Adjunct Instructor

Kristin Rollwagen, M.A.

BS in Police Science - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 673-2648

Paul Schnell, M.A.

MA in Public Safety Administration Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

(651) 755-1520

John Serier, II, M.A.

Police Science - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Donald Winger, M.A.

BS in Police Science Program - Program Director

Brother Louis Hall, BLH248

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5195

Donald Winger M.A.
Heidi Westby

Police Science - Adjunct Program Assistant Professor

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