Professions in the justice and law enforcement fields call for individuals with a strong sense of purpose, commitment, and dedication to their communities and public service. 

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Find out how the University of Alaska Southeast can help you.

Think beyond the badge and explore the exciting opportunities available through the UAS Law Enforcement program. Engage with dedicated faculty from the convenience of your work or home. Make the future a better place for yourself and others through career enhancement with UAS Sitka.  

Take the first step towards a variety of career pathways


Forensic technicians examine physical evidence, administer tests, interpret data, write reports, and testify in courts. Possible jobs could include:

  • Forensics Technician I
  • Crinimal Justice Technician I
  • General Investigator
  • Computer Forensics
  • Crime Analyst


Victim advocates help victims of crime by offering support, filing and navigating paperwork, offering knowledge about available resources, and going to court with victims.Possible jobs could include:

  • Victims Advocate
  • Victim Witness Paralegal
  • Protective Services Specialist I


Graduates of the Law Enforcement program can work with local governments, state government or the federal government. Possible jobs could include:

  • Clerk of Court I
  • Correctional Officer I
  • State Trooper
  • Compliance Inspection and Support
  • Park Ranger

Why UAS Sitka?


Designed for busy people: study, interact with other students, and complete your work via the web-based platform. Anytime, anywhere.


Courses and credits earned are transferable to UAA and UAF degree programs.


The A.A.S. (Associates of Applied Science) degree is an online learning program — taught entirely via a web-based platform. Students must have computer access and a stable internet connection.

Do any of these describe you?

Recent high school graduate

The age of eligibility for most police academies is 21, make the most of your time by getting your A.A.S. degree in law enforcement while you wait.

Mid-career law enforcement professional

Invest in your career and promotion potential by enhancing your knowledge and qualifications for the next step with an A.A.S. degree.

Justice career explorer

Even if you’re not sure which area of justice you’re pursuing, the law enforcement program’s courses and A.A.S. degree provide the core education to discover your interests.