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Criminal Justice AA

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Program Description

Interested in law enforcement, corrections, or maybe, law school?  Curious about how the legal system operates?  Do you have questions about constitutional law?  Criminal Justice touches on all of these topics.  Tackle your interests by pursuing a course of study leading to an associate degree in Criminal Justice.

This degree provides the freshman and sophomore general education and prerequisite courses for a baccalaureate degree at a four-year university. The TCC Criminal Justice program will satisfy requirements to make application to most law enforcement agencies in the region assuming other criteria established by the employer or agency or 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:

  • Explain the main components of the criminal justice system and their functions.
  • Explain courtroom procedure, the criminal law and issues of criminal procedures.
  • Apply constitutional concepts of due process, equal protection, and fundamental fairness.
  • Differentiate between crimes and other types of legal wrongs.
  • Differentiate between substantive criminal law and procedural criminal law.
  • Evaluate the American court system.
  • Apply fundamentals of forensic science and methodology to issues of criminal justice.
  • Compare 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

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list. One course must be a laboratory science (L).

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

General Education 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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