Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice is offered for students seeking careers as a police officer, sheriff's deputy, state law enforcement officer, district attorney investigator or correctional officer, in addition to those students who have recently entered the police or correctional services.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester #1

Course SCH
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
HIST 1301 US HISTORY I 3
COSC 1301 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
CRIJ 1306
or CRIJ 1301
COURT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
or INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
3

Semester #2

Course SCH
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
SPCH 1315
or SPCH 1318
PUBLIC SPEAKING
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
Natural Science
or MATH 1314
Natural Science
or COLLEGE ALGEBRA
3
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3

Semester #3

Course SCH
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
CRIJ 1307
or CRIJ 2313
CRIME IN AMERICA
or CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CJSA 1482
or CJSA 2482
CRIMINAL JUSTICE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
or CRIMINAL JUSTICE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
4

Semester #4

Course SCH
CJLE 1506 BASIC PEACE OFFICER I 5
CJLE 1512 BASIC PEACE OFFICER II 5
CJLE 1518 BASIC PEACE OFFICER III 5
CJLE 1524 BASIC PEACE OFFICER IV 5

Basic Peace Officer I–IV classes consist of the Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and meet the state requirements for entry. Information regarding specific state requirements can be obtained by calling 409-933-8285.