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Criminal Justice (AS) Associate of Science

Purpose Statement

This degree is recommended for students who plan to pursue Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice or for students seeking employment in law enforcement or criminal justice fields.

This is a recommended curriculum only. Some courses may be taken in different order and students do not have to complete the degree in four semesters. Students in remediation will require a different course sequence.

Program of Study
Course SubjectCourse TitleCredit Hours
First Semester
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective Communication * 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SCIENCE Life and Physical Sciences * 4
Total Hours 16
Second Semester
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
Elective Mathematics * 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SCIENCE Life and Physical Sciences * 4
Total Hours: 16
Third Semester
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices 3
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America or CRIJ 1310 or CRIJ 1313
or CRIJ 2301 or CRIJ 2314 or CRIJ 2323
3
Elective Creative Arts * 3
Elective American History * 3
Elective Social & Behavioral Sciences * 3
Total Hours 15
Fourth Semester
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
History American History * 3
Elective Approved Elective * 1
Elective Language Philosophy, and Culture * 3
Elective Component Area Option * 3
Total Hours 13
Grand Total 60

* Core Curriculum Options 

*It is recommended for students to check with the institution they are planning to transfer to for advice on which courses work best for their major.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog