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Police Science

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
CJS121  Introduction to Criminal Justice
PHL122  Ethics
Computer Technology Elective
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

ENG231  College Composition II
CJS221  Criminology
Technical Elective
Mathematics Elective
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

CJS140  Law Enforcement Academy I
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
COM121  Effective Speaking
Technical Elective
CJS240  Law Enforcement Academy II
BIO125  Medical Terminology
CJS227  Criminal Justice Practicum & Seminar

TOTAL CREDITS 62

Police Science Career
Enhancement Certificate

CJS140  Law Enforcement Academy I
CJS240  Law Enforcement Academy II

TOTAL CREDITS 16

The degree includes general coursework combined with a variety of criminal justice classes and the law enforcement academy. You’ll be prepared for jobs such as municipal, township or village police officer; deputy sheriff; state wildlife officer; or other entry-level law enforcement positions. If you’re currently a law enforcement officer, you can increase your opportunity for advancement in rank and enhance your leadership skills. Academic credit for the law enforcement academy portion of the program is available to officers who have successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. With the exception of the police science academy, the majority of this degree can be completed online.

Successful completion of the Law Enforcement Academy meets the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for eligibility to sit for the state exam. In 2014, Stark State’s pass rate for the state exam was 100 percent.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied science in police science

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Police Science One-Year Certificate
Police Science Career Enhancement Certificate

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• municipalities, townships or villages
• other law enforcement entities

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A
• police officer
• deputy sheriff
• special agent
• wildlife officer
• watercraft officer
• campus police officer

ADDITIONAL FEES 
Lab fee for items such as ammunition, target, cruisers, gasoline, etc.

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Criminal Justice Student Association

FOR MORE GENERAL INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Jerry Snay
Law Enforcement Coordinator/Instructor
330-494-6170, Ext. 5405
jsnay@starkstate.edu

For application information about the Law Enforcement Academy, email LEAinfo@starkstate.edu