The Associate of Arts 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 and the Criminal Justice (Field of Study) degrees.