May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Law Enforcement provides educational opportunities for individuals presently working in the field of public safety. The concentration has a common core of course work designed to provide a fundamental background in general education and specific course work in public safety.

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Concentration: Law Enforcement

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections.

3Students who plan to earn the AAS degree in Law Enforcement must complete the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education (Police Academy). These classes are completed as a part of this program. Please see admissions requirements for Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education certificate program to gather additional information.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (12 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (12 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)

       1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

       3 CRMJ Electives (9 hrs.)2

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Law Enforcement

Concentration: Law Enforcement

General Education Requirements (19 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (3 hours)

Approved Humanities General Education elective1 3 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (3 hours)

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1 3 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

Approved Mathematics General Education elective1 3 credits

Natural Science (4 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education elective1 4 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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