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.

Full-Time Schedules

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
Select one of the following (not previously taken): 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
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Select one of the following (not previously taken): 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Court Systems and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education Criminal Justice 3
PHED Select from Core Curriculum1
 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

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.

Part-Time Schedules

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Select one of the following (not previously taken): 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Court Systems and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical Writing
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
PHED Select from Core Curriculum 1
 Semester Credit Hours1
Semester #4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Select one of the following (not previously taken): 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Court Systems and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours4
Semester #6 (Summer)
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #8
CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education Criminal Justice 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Summer)
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
 Semester Credit Hours10
Semester #10
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV 5
CJLE 2247 Tactical Skills for Police 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours60