Criminal Justice – A.A.S.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Criminal Justice Program is designed to help prepare students to enter the criminal justice field as a correctional officer or law enforcement officer. Upon successful completion of the courses shown, the student will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Program of study is designed as a cooperative with criminal justice agency professionals to help ensure the student is ready to assume a position in the field once courses are completed.

TECH PREP: Articulated credit may be available for some courses students completed while in high school. See the Carl Perkins Career Center for more information.

SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ORIN 1100FYE Beau Camp1
Approved Elective3
CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
Approved Mathematics Elective3
Total Semester Hours16
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
COSC 1401Introduction to Computing4
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
POFT 1301Business English3
CRIJ 1306Court Systems & Practices3
Total Semester Hours16
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology OR3
Approved Humanities / FIne Arts Elective3
Approved Elective3(4)
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems & Practices3
CRIJ 2323Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
CRIJ 1307Crime in America3
Total Semester Hours18(19)
SubjectsCourse NameSemester Hours
CRIJ 2328Police Systems and Practices OR3
CRIJ 2314Criminal Investigation3
Approved Speech Elective3
Approved Elective3(5)
Approved Elective3
CRIJ 2301Community Resources in Corrections3
Total Semester Hours18(20)
SPAN 1411Beginning Spanish I
CRIJ 1313Juvenile Justice System
CRIJ 2301Community Resources in Corrections
CJSA 2364Practicum (or Field Experience) - Criminal Justice Studies
SOCI 2319Minority Studies OR
SOCI 1306Social Problems
CJCR 1474Occupational Education
CJCR 1166Occupational Exp


Successful completion of Police Academy (13 hours credit) and TCLEOSE Certification can be applied after 12 hours course completion at Navarro College.

*Capstone must be taken the final semester.

**ITSC 1409 is a substitute course for COSC 1401 in A.A.S. and Certificate degrees.

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