Police Science

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.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY, AND APPLICATION MATERIALS send an email to LEAinfo@starkstate.edu for an automated response with all the details.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
ENG124
College Composition
CJS121
Introduction to Criminal Justice
PHL122
Ethics
ITD122
Computer Applications for Professionals
COM121
Effective Speaking
CHM105
Introduction to Forensic Science
CJS140
Law Enforcement Academy I
ENG231
College Composition II
CJS240
Law Enforcement Academy II
CJS221
Criminology
CJS227
Criminal Justice Practicum & Seminar
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
PSY121
General Psychology
SOC225
Cultural Diversity
Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 64-65

Associate of applied science in police science

  • municipalities, townships or villages
  • other law enforcement entities
  • police officer
  • deputy sheriff
  • special agent
  • wildlife officer
  • watercraft officer
  • campus police officer

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

Criminal Justice Student Association