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Criminal Justice
2014 - 2015 Criminal Justice Field of Study Program Information

An Associate of Arts with a Criminal Justice Field of Study requires 60 credit hours.


The Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice Field of Study degree provides general academic courses and electives which enable students who intend to major in criminal justice or criminology to transfer these credits to a college or university which offers baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice or criminology. Students planning to transfer will have a solid foundation upon which to build as they pursue further studies in criminal justice or criminology.

Upon completion of the Field of Study curriculum, a certificate will be awarded to acknowledge completion and readiness to transition from an associate level to a baccalaureate (BA / BS) level, at any Texas public institution.

The FOS includes the five specified courses listed below. Students may also add an additional six credit hours of course work from the “Recommended Electives” which may be transferred by local agreement to the university or which may be required by the receiving university, as long as the additional course work does not duplicate content already covered in the other FOS courses.

Certificate - Criminal Justice Field of Study


15 credit hours

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices

To complete the AA degree, in addition to the Field of Study Certificate, complete all General Education Core requirements and recommended elective credit hours.


Recommended Electives                               to complete AA
                                                                    - 3 credit hours

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System
CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation
CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement



Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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Contact Information

Department Chair:
Stepahie Abramoske-James,
Ph. D.

Academic Advisor:
Keyona McClellan

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