Criminal Justice Department
Associates of Applied Science - Corrections Degree
Criminal Justice Department Associates of Applied Science - Law Enforcement Degree The Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice includes courses in the Arts & Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Criminal Justice courses designed to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Criminal Justice System.

The corrections emphasis includes elements of juvenile procedures, probation and parole, and institutional and community-based corrections.

Course Descriptions

Semester I

CRIJ

1301

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIJ

1310

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3

ENGL

1301

English Composition I

3

SOCI

1301

Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC

2301

Introduction to Psychology

3

15

Semester II

CJSA

1348

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CRIJ

1306

Court Systems and Practices

3

GOVT

2306

Texas State and Local Government

3

HIST

1301

United States History I

3

CRIJ

1313

Juvenile Justice System

3

15

Semester III

CJCR

1304

LE -- Probation and Parole

3

CRIJ

2328

Police Systems and Practices

3

Mathematics1

3

HIST

1302

United States History II

3

GOVT

2305

United States Government

3

15

Semester IV

CRIJ

2301

Community Resources in Corrections

3

SPCH

1315

Oral Communications2

3

 

CRIJ

2313

Correctional Systems and Practices#

3

COSC

1301

Personal Computing

3

Humanities/Fine Arts3

3

Unrestricted Elective

3

18

TOTAL

63

1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
2Select a SPCH course from the Oral Communication areas of the Core Curriculum.
3Select from the Humanities or Visual & Performing Arts areas of the Core Curriculum.
#Capstone course ~ must be taken in the last semester.