Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science in Police Science prepares individuals for careers in the criminal justice field and for advanced study in the administration of justice or related programs. Courses within this program may be of interest to individuals seeking professional and/or personal development in subjects related to the criminal justice system.
Occupational Objectives: Municipal, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Personnel; Private or Government Investigator; Commercial and Industrial Security Officer.
Admission Requirements: In addition to general requirements for admission to the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
Police Science Curriculum:
|Student Development||SDV 100 or any approved SDV course||1|
|Mathematics||Any 100 level or higher MTH course1||3|
|Health/Physical Education||Any HLT or PED course(s) 2||2|
|Humanities||Any two courses from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL,
or Foreign Language
|Social Sciences||PLS 135 or 136 and any PSY or SOC course||6|
|Communication||BUS 236, CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126||3|
|Program requirements||ADJ 100, 105, 110, 111, 133, 201, 211-212, 236, 243||30|
|Elective Course Options||Any two ADJ courses (not listed above) or PSY 255
(if not used for PSY/SOC elective) and one ADJ course (not listed above)
|Total Minimum Credits||66|
Before registering for classes, students should check the prerequisites listed with the course descriptions. Normally, a full-time student would register for courses in the following sequence:
First Year: Fall
First Year: Spring
|PLS 136 or PLS 135||3|
Second Year: Fall
Second Year: Spring
|BUS 236, CST 100, CST 110,or CST 126||3|
Students successfully completing requirements from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy will be awarded credit for ADJ 110, ADJ 211, ADJ 212, ADJ 236, HLT/PE and two ADJ electives for a total of 20 credits. Students must provide appropriate documentation and credit will be awarded after students satisfactorily complete all other program requirements. Graduates of the Virginia State Police Basic Training Course and Law Enforcement Officers may receive academic credit.
1 Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.
2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
3 Students passing the computer competency exam will need to take an additional 100 level course in place of ITE 115.
Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.