Criminal Justice: Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice is offered to those students who are seeking careers as police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state law enforcement officers, district attorney’s investigators, and correctional officers, in addition to those students who have recently entered the police or correctional services.

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

 Full-Time Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
Select from one of the following: 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Court Systems and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical Writing
3
Select from one of the following: 3
Introduction to the Humanities I  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Introduction to Ethics  
Select from one of the following: 4
Biology for Non-Science Majors I  
Environmental Science  
Meteorology  
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Select from one of the following: 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Court Systems and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education Criminal Justice 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #4
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
CJLE 2247 Tactical Skills for Police 2
 Semester Credit Hours22
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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