The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in Law Enforcement is designed so that students may complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The A.S. in Law Enforcement degree includes the transferable general education courses in the areas of language and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, and computer science. The A.S. degree is designed for students seeking a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Studies.
Because admission to colleges and universities, as well as to specific majors, is often competitive, students planning to transfer should understand that completing the recommended courses alone does not guarantee admission.
Upon successful completion of the AS in Law Enforcement, students are able to:
- Explain the fundamental operations and theories underlying the functioning of the American criminal justice system.
- Explain the roles and functions of the law enforcement agencies in the American criminal justice system.
- Understand the fundamentals of the theory and practice of criminal investigation.
- Effectively communicate ideas in written and oral forms in various formats including professional communications.