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Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science

Law Enforcement – Associate in Applied Science (LAEN.AAS)

Careers in law enforcement, including police officers and deputy sheriffs, are ever changing. Police officers help prevent crimes, investigate crimes and control traffic. Detectives and special agents gather facts and evidence for criminal cases. In Michigan, students must complete police academy training to be eligible for employment as a police officer. In many cases, police agencies require a minimum of an associate degree for new employees.

Minimum credits61
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

ADO 1: Write clearly, concisely and intelligibly (6 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 2: Speak clearly, concisely and intelligibly (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 3: Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning (4 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 4: Demonstrate scientific reasoning (4-5 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 5: Understand human behavior and social systems, the principles which govern them and their implications for the present and future (3 credits)

Take the following:

ADO 6: Understand aesthetic experience and artistic creativity (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 7: Think critically

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 8: Make responsible decisions in personal and professional contexts (1-3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ADO 9: Work productively with others, recognizing individual contributions to group success

Program courses meet this requirement.

ADO 10: Understand and respect the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures

Program courses, COM 231, COM 240 or CRJ 120, meet this requirement


Law Enforcement Related Requirements – (16 credits)

Take the following:

Law Enforcement Core Requirements – (12 credits)

Take the following:

Law Enforcement Electives – (9 credits)

Choose nine credits from the following:

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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