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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.

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

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