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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice AA

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Program Description

Students who are interested in pursuing a course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice may complete the freshman and sophomore general education and prerequisite courses at TCC. Criminal justice agencies have various strenuous entrance, background and physical requirements. This program will assist in preparing students for employment in criminal justice if other criteria established by employer/ agency are met.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe courtroom procedure, the criminal law and issues of criminal procedure.
  • Describe the constitutional concepts of due process, equal protection, and fundamental fairness.
  • Recognize the difference between crimes and other legal wrongs.
  • Differentiate between substantive and procedural criminal laws.
  • Recognize the nature and scope of the American court system.
  • Recognize the fundamentals of forensic science and methodology.
  • Describe identification, analysis, and comparison of various types of evidence.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Criminal Justice Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

Required Electives 3 hours

  • Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23-24

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical education activity courses do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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