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||2323||Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement|
Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.