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 law enforcement emphasis includes elements of criminal law, police systems, court systems, criminal procedure, and criminal investigation.

Law Enforcement Degree Plan

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

CRIJ

2313

Correctional Systems & Practices

3

CRIJ

2323

Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

3

Mathematics1

3

HIST

1302

United States History II

3

GOVT

2305

United States Government

3

15

Semester IV

CRIJ

2314

Criminal Investigation

3

Oral Communications2

3

#

CRIJ

2328

Police Systems and Practices

3

COSC

1301

Personal Computing

3

Humanities/Fine Arts3

3

Unrestricted Elective

3

18

TOTALS

63

1 Select 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.