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AAS - Criminal Justice

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to address the educational needs of individuals who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of criminal justice. 

Degree Availability

The new AAS - Criminal Justice degree can be obtained online through the community colleges shown below. Select a community college from the list below to find out more about the degree program. Upon completion, your degree will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school. There is no differentiation between earning your degree on-ground or online.


AAS Criminal Justice with concentrations in Law Enforcement & Corrections (being phased out)

The AAS - Criminal Justice program with concentrations in Law Enforcement and Corrections is being phased out and replaced by a Criminal Justice program that has an extensive library of courses from which students can select courses to fulfill personal interest and elective requirements. The existing program with concentrations in Law Enforcement and Corrections will remain open for a period of time so that current students can finish their program and concentration of study.

The following institutions have announced their plans for program termination of the AAS degree with concentrations in Corrections and Law Enforcement:

Columbia State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until December 2018 to complete the degree.  
Nashville State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until May 31, 2018 to complete the degree.
Roane State Community College - Effective Fall 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until June 2017 to complete the degree.
Walters State Community College - Effective Spring 2017, the existing program will no longer accept new students. Existing students in the program have until Fall 2020 to complete the degree.
 

Criminal Justice Curriculum Phase out (currently being phased out)

The following list of degree requirements is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Upon acceptance to the institution, you should work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that your degree and course plans are current and accurate.
 
General Education Requirements (15 hours required)
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I - 3 credit hours
PHIL 1030 - Introduction ot Philosophy - 3 credit hours
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 credit hours
 
Mathematics* (choose one course - 3 credit hours)
MATH 1130 - College Algebra - 3 credit hours
MATH 1530 - Probability & Statistics ( non-calculus) - 3 credit hours
MATH 1630 - Finite Mathematics - 3 credit hours
MATH 1710 - Pre-Calculus I - 3 credit hours
*For purposes of satisfying degree requirements, it is assumed that the student will enroll in a Math course appropriate for his/her preparation at admission to avoid additional credit hours in Math that may be required as a result of prerequisites.
 
Social Science (choose one course - 3 credit hours)
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credit hours

Concentration (select one - 12 credit hours required)

Criminal Justice Core Concentration Requirements (18 credit hours required)
CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1340 (previously CRMJ 1040) - Criminal Investigation - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1311 (previously CRMJ 1110) - Criminal Law - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1330  (previously CRMJ 1130) - Criminal Evidence and Procedures - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2312 (previously CRMJ 2000) - Criminology - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2311 (previously CRMJ 2110) - Juvenile Justice - 3 credit hours
 
Law Enforcement Concentration (12 credit hours required)
CRMJ 1322 (previously CRMJ 1022) - Police Administration & Organization - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1355 (previously CRMJ 1030) - Understanding Terrorism - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2010 - Introduction to Law Enforcement - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2335 (previously CRMJ 2035) - Victimology - 3 credit hours
 
Corrections Concentration (12 credit hours required)
CRMJ 1301 (previously CRMJ 1500) - Correctional Counseling - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2020 - Introduction to Corrections - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2090 - Probation and Parole - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2359 (previously CRMJ 2200) - Correctional Security Administration - 3 credit hours
 
Electives - select 5 courses (15 credit hours required)
CRMJ 1360 (previously CRMJ 1310) - Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation (formerly Forensics) - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2332 (previously CRMJ 2030) - Drug Identification and Effects - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2340 (previously CRMJ 2040) - Investigative Report Writing - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2050 - Introduction to Cyber Security - 3 credit hours (work with your academic advisor to find an equivalent course)
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications - 3 credit hours
PHIL 121 - Elementary Ethics - 3 credit hours
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology** - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology** - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1020 - Social Problems - 3 credit hours
**Cannot be used as a general elective if used to satisfy the general education social science requirement.
 
Total Credit Hours Required for AAS degree = 60 credit hours