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Posted 12 months ago

 

So I am about to graduate this spring from my local community college with an associates in Criminal Justice. Next fall I will be attending the university to get my bachelor's. I will be able to earn a minor so that I can have 120 college credit hours. What would any of you recommend as a minor for law enforcement to be a police officer. I thought about doing sociology or maybe something business related such as accounting or business administration, however, I would like to know what some current or retired police officers think would be good. Thank you in advance for your replies.

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Rated +1 | Posted 12 months ago

 

Congrats on moving toward your Bachelors.I would definately NOT suggest doing Psychology for a minor.They are a dime a dozen,as most officers,including I ,did that.Much good fortune in your future endeavors.Sociology,as you mentioned,would be fine ,or,perchance Philosophy.

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Rated +1 | Posted 12 months ago

 

 Sociology and business administration are both good. Not too sure about the accounting though unless you're looking to get into a financial crimes setion of a police department.Personally, I took some psychology and sociology courses when I was earning my Associates Degree and have found that I use them ALMOST as much as the criminal justice courses. 


Good luck with it!


 


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Rate This | Posted 12 months ago

 

See, I mainly thought of doing sociology because to even get my associates let alone a bachelor's I have to have intro to sociology which I've already done. I'm just trying to figure out what will help me in becoming a police officer and being a great police officer.

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Rate This | Posted 12 months ago

 

Get your BS/BA Degree in Public Administration. Actually it doesn't matter what your degree is in. I worked with officers who had degrees in music, art,history and other subjects.