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Associate of Law Enforcement Technology

The Law Enforcement Technology (LET) program, housed in University College, is designed for in-service law enforcement personnel and those seeking a career in law enforcement. The program provides professional training and credit, which may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at OHIO.

Course of study

The LET program curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should take 15 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue a specialty degree track in Law Enforcement Management or Corrections Management at a rate they desire, however, a minimum of seven credit hours of course work each semester is recommended. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology.



Law Enforcement Technology courses include:

  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Police Role in Crime and Delinquency 
  • Constitution & Criminal Law
  • Multicultural Policing: Cultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice
  • Police Community Relations
  • Vice and Narcotic Control


Career Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology off­ers a strong foundation for careers in municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as corrections, probation, parole and commercial/private security.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient.

More information

Find additional information on the Law Enforcement Technology major on the University College website and in the Ohio University Undergraduate Course Catalog.



James Stephens, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Instruction Ohio University Southern