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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Law Enforcement Technology Major (A.A.S.)


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Major code AA5505

Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Chillicothe
Bennett Hall
101 University Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740.774.7200 or 800.462.6824
Fax: 740.774.7295
mckean@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/chillicothe

James McKean, contact person or any regional campus student services office

Program Overview

Ohio University–Chillicothe, Ohio University–Lancaster, and Ohio University–Southern offer a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science in law enforcement technology. This program prepares you for entry level employment in law enforcement or enhancing the opportunity for promotion by providing academic preparation for the contemporary officer. Upon completion of this program, if interested, you may continue in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program on one of the regional campuses or the Athens campus. Law Enforcement courses are also available online. You may also work toward the Athens-based baccalaureate degree in forensic chemistry. Additional information is available from the law enforcement technology program director or Regional Higher Education.  

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

This program will require students to complete a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check in addition to the University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and a BCI background check, unless one has been done for another institution.  

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities after graduation may be available in such areas as state highway patrol, local and county law enforcement agencies, corrections, juvenile authorities, and as probation or parole officers.Students can articulate into the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the law enforcement technology major, students will:

  • Demonstrate foundational skills in the administration of justice by differentiating the role of police, corrections, courts and community in contemporary America.
  • Assess the evolution of policing in America through a core recognition of law enforcement history, organization, subculture and criminological theory.
  • Recognize the legal elements of a Constitutional case study in order to assess criminal law, rules of evidence and the role of the courts in the adjudication of the law in America.
  • Integrate knowledge from discipline specific courses in criminalistics, rules of evidence, narcotics, homeland security, and patrol operations to effectively conduct a criminal investigation.
  • Demonstrate an analytical ability to make proactive decisions through knowledge of contemporary criminal justice information systems, computer technology and effective deployment of technology in collaboration with the community to reduce criminal opportunities.
  • Analyze criminal justice research in order to develop evidence-based practices.
  • Develop a criminal justice ethical perspective consistent with 21st century America in order to effectively and ethically perform a criminal justice role in law enforcement, corrections or the courts.
  • Use the LET degree as a platform to complete an advanced degree in criminal justice.

Requirements

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA in both the major area of study and all course work attempted at Ohio University. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement


The law enforcement technology major requires a minimum of 62 hours.

Complete either the Law Enforcement Management Track or the Corrections Management Track


Non-Major Required Courses


Activity Requirement


Complete 2 hours from the following courses:

Communication Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

English Requirement


Complete the following Tier I freshman composition course:

Math Requirement


Complete at least 3 hours in a Tier I quantitative skills course. MATH 1200 is recommended for BCJ students.

Political Science Requirement


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

Psychology Requirement


Complete the following course:

Sociology Requirement


Complete the following courses:

Technology Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

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