Mar 22, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

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

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.


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 upon graduation. 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. 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.

Major Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:

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

Corrections Management Track

Complete the following courses:

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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