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Ohio University Majors

Law Enforcement Technology Major

Program Overview

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 entry level employment in law enforcement or enhancing the opportunity for promotion by providing academic preparation for the contemporary officer. Upon completion of this program, if interested, you may continue in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program on one of the regional campuses or the Athens campus. Law Enforcement courses are also available online. 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 Higher Education.  

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements and a BCI background check, unless one has been done for another institution.  

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities after graduation may be available in such areas as state highway patrol, local and county law enforcement agencies, corrections, juvenile authorities, and as probation or parole officers.Students can articulate into the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program.  

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Code: AA5505


University College 
Ohio University
140 Chubb Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740.593.1935
Fax: 740.593.0206

Administrative Contact

Dr. James McKean, contact person

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