Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Criminal Justice A.A.


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts/Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CRIM 1013 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or higher level General Education Math 3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 1423 - Microbes and Society  
GEOG 2013 - Meteorology  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CRIM 2123 - Criminal Law I   3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
BUSN 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H,I)  
HIST 2043 - Contemporary Affairs (H) (D)  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Major Recommended Elective.  The following course is recommended:
CRIM 2113 - Criminalistics  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
CRIM 2143 - Criminal Law II   3
CRIM 2223 - Criminal Procedures I   3
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). The following courses are recommended:
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
PSYC 1313 - Human Relations (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2133 - Introduction to Deviant Behavior (S)  
SPAN 1103 - Spanish I  
3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CRIM 2103 - Criminal Evidence   3
CRIM 2333 - Criminal Procedures II   3
General Education Humanities Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  
HSVC 2101 - Ethics, Human Services and the Law  
3
Major Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
CRIM 2063 - Law Enforcement Supervision  
CRIM 2133 - Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.