UAS Sitka's Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Law Enforcement is designed to offer you a core education of justice theory and enforcement practices, balanced with analyses of current issues and challenges, in the context of Alaskan communities and environments.
The slate of general education and law enforcement courses can be completed in as little as two years. The A.A.S. degree is suitable preparation for a wide variety of enforcement and justice jobs.
Whether you're interested in sworn police work (persons with powers to arrest and carry firearms) or a non-sworn affiliated role in the justice field, our program provides courses in:
- Policing in communities
- Criminal procedures
- Criminal investigations
- Rural Justice
- Ethics for law enforcement, and more
Explore more than 40 potential job titles in the enforcement and justice professions.
If you're already employed in the law enforcement or justice field, consider these potential benefits following completion of an A.A.S. degree:
- Qualify to apply for an Intermediate Certificate through Alaska Police Standards Council
- Qualify for a salary increase depending on your employer practices
- Increase your qualifications and competitiveness for promotion opportunities
This program requires 61 credit hours of course work:
- For the 31 credits hours of General Education Requirements (GERs), refer to the most current UAS academic catalog
- Introduction to Law Enforcement
- Policing in the Community
- Introduction to Addictions
- Rural Justice in Alaska
- Criminal Investigation and Interviewing
- Criminal Procedures
- Research Methodology
- Criminal Law
- Ethics in Criminal Justice
- Law Enforcement Practicum
The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement requires completion of English S111 and Math S113.
Placement test scores determine where students start in Math and English courses.
We recommend you take your placement tests in advance to assess your abilities. Knowing your English and Math skill levels is an important part of selecting the right courses for your choice of study.
For detailed information on specific requirements for this program, please refer to the most current UAS academic catalog.
"The field of enforcement and justice is broad, offering an abundance of career options, job locations, and specializations. Our degree program provides a great foundation to explore the wide range of possible career paths.”
-Sherrie Tinsley Myers, Assistant Professor of Justice