Are you already a police officer who wants to move upward in your profession? Completion of our Law Enforcement degree program* can enhance promotion and supervisory opportunities in the criminal justice field.
Current or former officers who have completed an approved state-certified police academy are qualified to receive up to 45 articulated credits at Carroll as approved by the Program Director.
The Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement provides students
with introductory knowledge and skills needed for a career in law
enforcement. Completion of this degree is also intended to
enhance the promotion and supervision opportunities of an in-service police
officer. Police officers who have completed an approved
state certified police academy may receive up to 45 articulated credits as
approved by the Program Director.
completion of the program, students will be able to:
Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary
Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement degree consists of four
semesters of full-time study. You can
complete your Associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a 4-year
college or university.
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Our AAS degree in Law Enforcement can improve an officer’s chances of being promoted. Most police departments require an Associate’s degree to qualify for:
With a higher rank comes a pay increase, making an average of $3,000 more.
Having a degree will also assist a person retiring from the police force to more effectively pursue another career (e.g., teaching).