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Police Science - Associate of Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: POLI.AAS/43.0107
Credits Required: 61
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

The emphasis in the police curriculum is to integrate practice with theory, and theory vs. practice. Students are educated in the various skills required to perform detailed police work as defined by general educational theories and principles, procedures, and the expertise of the faculty. In this way, they are exposed to many theories and practical techniques in the form of academic learning and practical application scenarios, designed to enhance their placement possibilities within this Field, upon graduation. 

Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3
HIST 0105 United States Since 1877 3
SOSC 0107 OR
SOSC 0134
Sociology OR
  Natural & Physical Science Elective 3
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 21
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Police Science Requirements

Course Credit Hours
CRJS 0101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 0112 Agency Administration (Police) 3
CRJS 0116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CRJS 0117 Professional Responsibility in Criminal Justice (Ethics) 3
CRJS 0118 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures 3
CRJS 0201 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJS 0203 Criminal Law 3
CRJS 0204 Criminal Procedure 3
CRJS 0206 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing 3
KLETC or Equivalent LE Academy  
CRJS 0104
CRJS 0205
CRJS 0207
CRJS 0221
Communication + Crisis
Traffic Administration and Control
Introduction to Terrorism & Homeland Security
Criminal Justice Practicum
  Total Hours for Police Science Requirements 39
*See course syllabi for Police Science course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Police Science Degree 61
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