2023-2024 General Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AA

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This transfer guide is designed to prepare a student for academic transfer to a university where requirements for a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or corrections may be completed.  It provides a pathway for criminal justice and TDCJ personnel to complete course requirements for the Associate of Arts degree that are applicable to a university baccalaureate program.  Students should consult with the criminal justice faculty advisors when planning a course of study that will transfer to a university that offers criminal justice studies.

Students seeking qualifying hours to take the state licensure examination to become a Texas peace officer for local, county or state law enforcement agencies should refer to the Law Enforcement Technology or Police Academy program in this catalog.  A student interested in preparing for the Texas Parks and Wildlife or similar agency work should consult with a faculty advisor to determine a course of study that best fits his or her individual needs.

Students can complete the recommended courses for the Associate of Arts degree through online instruction.  Students wishing to achieve their academic goals in this fashion should consult a faculty advisor to assist them.

Faculty advisors in the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Technology program include Kenny Burns, Assistant Professor of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator; Mark Wittie, Instructor in Law Enforcement; and John Barnes, Instructor in Law Enforcement.

Total Semester Hours: 16

Second Semester

Total Semester Hours: 14

Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15-16


*Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of Life/Physical Science courses. Most universities require 4-hour lab science courses. (TTU Requirement of BIOL:1406 and BIOL:1407 when student declares CJ major as Conservation Law Enforcement)

Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of Mathematics. Contemporary Math (Math1332) is recommended, but College Algebra (Math1314), Statistical Methods (Math1342), and Math for Business (Math1324) are also acceptable. Check with advisor for appropriate course.


**Criminal Justice Elective: CJLE2186, CRIJ 1313, CRIJ 2314, or CRIJ 2323. Please see faculty advisor. 


***Military Veterans who present a DDR-214 shall receive 2 semester hours credit toward their physical education core requirements.



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