Criminal Justice (AS) Associate of Science

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
First Semester 16 Credits
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
First Semester 16 Credits
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
Third Semester 15 Credits
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
Fourth Semester 13 Credits
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 Credit Hours for Criminal Justice Associate of Science 60 credits

* 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