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).
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.
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills
|ENGL||S111||Methods of Written Communication||3|
|ENGL||S212||Technical Report Writing||3|
Oral Communication Skills
Select two from the following (6 credits):
|COMM||S111||Fundamentals of Oral Communication*||3|
|* Grade of C (2.00) or better|
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
|MATH||S113||Concepts and Contemporary Applications||3|
|MATH||S151||College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)||4|
|STAT||S107||Survey of Statistics (or higher)||4|
|PSY||S101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
Fine Arts and Humanities
|___||S___||Advisor-approved Fine Arts or Humanities GER||3|
|___||S___||Advisor-approved Lab Science GER||4|
|JUST||S110||Introduction to Law Enforcement||3|
|JUST||S121||Policing in the Community||3|
|JUST||S125||Introduction to Addictions||3|
|JUST||S131||Rural Justice in Alaska||3|
|JUST||S202||Criminal Investigation and Interviewing||3|
|JUST||S261||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|JUST||S294||Law Enforcement Practicum||3|