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The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement

The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Degree Program is designed to provide participants with up to date industry specific training that will enhance their professional opportunities. Tailored to teach participants how to handle the challenges of the law enforcement profession, this Alaska-centric degree has been designed to appeal to and address the current critical shortage of Alaskans in the law enforcement profession.

Students may earn this degree entirely in an online format from anywhere in the state with an appropriate computer and Internet connection. This program provides the college-level written and oral communications classes necessary for successful academy and workplace responsibilities.

This course addresses all six UAS core competencies: Communication, Quantitative Skills, Information Literacy, Computer Usage, Professional Behavior and Critical Thinking. The Law Enforcement Degree Program at the University of Alaska Southeast has been composed to blend directly into Justice Bachelor Degrees offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage and Fairbanks with no loss of credit.

Information regarding this degree program will be available when the 2013-14 Academic Catalog becomes available. The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

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.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31-32
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 C 2.00 or better
Computation Skills
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics (or higher)4
Social Sciences
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCS201Social Problems3
Fine Arts
___S___Advisor-approved Fine Arts GER3
___S___Advisor-approved Lab Science GER3
Major Requirements30
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

Law Enforcement
Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, AK

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