Originally Posted by Redsfan320
Thanks for the replies once again. Medford, I'm really not the hard-partying type. I also definitely plan on getting out in four years, if at all possible. Regarding studying abroad, I really have no desire to that right now, but as most people do it in their second or third year, there's no reason its definitely off the table. BC, I did the best I could with class choices, and that's what I ended up with. Why do you say they're rough? Have you had them? Are they particularly difficult or just boring?
I'd look at a Study Abroad program as a chance to learn a 2nd language, than the actual experience of seeing a foriegn country. I'm sure many law enforncement agencies could use somone that speaks spanish, which is why I suggested spain. At many schools, they'll set you up with a host family which would really give you the full emersion experience.
As far as a minor in business not helping a law enforcement degree, first I'd say it can't hurt, and secondly it might help greatly. The FBI and secret service certainly have many people employeed with business degrees. They need people that understand balance sheets and can spot fraudulant activities in business. It may even be an area of law enforcement that you enjoy over "chase down the bad guys" aspect that's often played out in the movies/tv.