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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Available at Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield and Mountain View Colleges

Degree Code: AA.FS.CRIJ.09

This degree plan is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to major in Criminal Justice and transfer to a four-year college or university. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the field of study in Criminal Justice included in this degree. This degree plan will constitute a semester credit hour transfer block to any public Texas four-year college or university with a Criminal Justice Major. Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Students wishing to pursue a one-year or two-year program in this field and who do not wish to transfer may wish to consider the Associate of Applied Sciences Degree or a certificate rather than this plan. Students MUST verify the transferability of all DCCCD Criminal Justice courses prior to applying to a university.

In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 credit hours including the courses listed below;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, Speech 1315, and Math 1324;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Course Requirements for the AA Degree Criminal Justice Field of Study Credit Hours
COMMUNICATIONS
Select each of the following:
English 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required), English 1302, and Speech 1315 (a grade of "C" or better required)
9
MATHEMATICS
Math 1324
(A grade of "C" or better required.)
3
LAB SCIENCES
Select two from the following:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409; Chemistry 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412; Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 1445; Physics 1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met by using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 & 1408; CHEM 1405 & 1411; PHYS 1401 & 1405; PHYS 1401 & 2425; PHYS 1405 & 2425
8
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Select each of the following:
History 1301, 1302; Government 2301, 2302; Economics 2301

15
HUMANITIES/VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Select one from each of the following groupings:
  1. Arts 1301, 1303, 1304; Dance 2303; Drama 1310, 2366; Humanities 1315; Music 1306, 1308, 1309
  2. English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333
  3. Cultural Studies 2370; History 2321, 2322, 2381; Philosophy 1301, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317; Religion 1304
9

INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS
Select the following:
Physical Education 1164

Select one from the following:
Take any 3 or 4 credit hour Computer Science course with the prefix of COSC
OR
Take BCIS 1405

4
REQUIRED CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD OF STUDY COURSES
Select each of the following:
Criminal Justice 1301
Criminal Justice 1306
Criminal Justice 1310
Criminal Justice 2313
Criminal Justice 2328
15
Total Credit Hours 63

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: Criminial Justice 1301, 1306, 1310, 2313 and 2328.
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