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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

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

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Major code AA5505

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 employment in law enforcement by providing academic preparation for the contemporary officer. Career opportunities may be available in such areas as state highway patrol, local and county law enforcement agencies, corrections, juvenile authorities, and as probation officers. Upon completion of this program, if interested, you may continue in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program on the Athens campus. 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 Campuses representative.

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 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University general education requirements for associate degrees. (See “Associate’s Degrees” the University College section)

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

General Requirements: 51-54 hours

Complete a Tier I Quantitative Skills course, as well as the following:

One course from the following:

Complete one of the following for 6 hours:

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • “Seminars on specific topics, carrying predetermined alphabetical designations. Check the Schedule of Classes each quarter for specific offerings.”

  • or 6 hours of PED Physical Activity courses

One course from the following:

One course from the following:

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 96

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