Associate of Arts Field of Study: Criminal JusticeACADEMIC TRANSFER DEGREE


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Credits earned at Lone Star College transfer to any public college or university in the state. Start smart with 2+2 (2 years at LSC and 2 years at the University of your choice) and get the first two years of your Bachelor's degree without the high-cost. Students save an average of $16,000 over two years.

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First Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1877 3
CRIJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience2 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1302-or-HIST 2301 United States History Since 1877-or-Texas History 3
Elective Creative Arts Elective1 3
MATH Math Elective1 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective Life & Physical Science Elective 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices 3
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective Life & Physical Science Elective 4
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices 3
SPCH Speech Elective 3
Elective Language, Philosophy, Culture Elective 3
Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Criminal Justice (AA) Degree Program Total 60 Credits


Program Details

The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

Community Colleges in Texas under regulation by the Higher Education Coordinating Board have developed pathways for Texas 4-year universities and colleges where a bachelor's degree is required by the employer. We refer to that pathway as a Field of Study, General Education.

Associate of Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

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