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A.A.S. Law Enforcement

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement provides a working knowledge of the criminal justice system, human behavior, and bureaucratic structure. Students completing this program are prepared to compete for jobs in the criminal justice field at the local and state level.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

The A.A.S. in Law Enforcement requires 64 credits, 3 of which are the Practicum (JUST S294), which may be completed in the student’s home town upon approval of the practicum placement by an appropriate agency. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all JUST courses.

Students must consult with a Sitka Student Success Center Advisor before registering for courses.

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31-32
Major Requirements33

General Education Requirements

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3

Oral Communication Skills

Select two from the following (6 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computation Skills

Select one from the following (3-4 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications3
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics (or higher)4

Social Sciences

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCS201Social Problems3

Fine Arts and Humanities

___S___Advisor-approved Fine Arts or Humanities GER3


___S___Advisor-approved Lab Science GER4

Major Requirements

JUSTS110Introduction to Law Enforcement3
JUSTS121Policing in the Community3
JUSTS125Introduction to Addictions3
JUSTS131Rural Justice in Alaska3
JUSTS202Criminal Investigation and Interviewing3
JUSTS212Criminal Procedures3
JUSTS222Research Methodology3
JUSTS252Criminal Law3
JUSTS261Ethics in Criminal Justice3
JUSTS294Law Enforcement Practicum3

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