Criminal Justice Pathway (AA/AS)

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Karen Perrin
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50266

Program and Career Description

The Criminal Justice pathway is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and pursue a career in one of the many areas within criminal justice. Students can prepare for careers in local, state or federal law enforcement, corrections, forensics, or as officers within state or federal agencies or court systems. There is a broad range of opportunities available for persons trained in criminal justice. This program provides a strong academic foundation within the community college environment.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts/Sciences: Criminal Justice requires 60-62 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 
MATH 1010 Math for General Studies
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
MATH 1630 Finite Math
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I 

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
CRMJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRMJ 1020 Introduction to the Legal Process
CRMJ 2010 Introduction to Law Enforcement CRMJ 2020 Introduction to Corrections
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
Four (4) hours of General Electives

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
CRMJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice
CRMJ 1020 Intro to Legal Process
CRMJ 2010 Intro to Law Enforcement
CRMJ 2020 Intro to Corrections
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation