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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Criminal Justice: Associate of Arts, concentration in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a basic foundation in legal studies. Students will gain a broad understanding of the historical and philosophical basis of criminal law as well as the substantive and procedural aspects. The field of study curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Upon successful completion of the program, students may use this Associate of Arts degree to satisfy the first two years of any criminal justice bachelor’s degree program in Texas Public Universities.

This program is a THECB-approved Field of Study.


Please note: Students cannot be awarded both the Forensic Science: Concentration in Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice: Concentration in Criminal Justice (Field of Study) degrees.

Related Degrees and Certificates

Forensic Science: Associate of Arts, concentration in Criminal Justice 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)

Additional Communications (3 Hours)

            Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core 

Mathematics (3 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Natural Sciences (6 Hours)

Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Humanities (3 Hours)

            Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 

Additional Humanities (3 Hours)

            Select 1 course from Additional Humanities (41) Core 

Visual and Performing Arts (3 Hours)

            Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

History (6 Hours)

            Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core 

Government (6 Hours)

            Select 2 courses from the Government (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)

Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
CIP Code: 43.0104
Major Code: CRJT