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Criminal Justice, BAAS

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Killeen, TX, United States
The B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University Central Texas is a transfer pathway for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students may complete the program by obtaining credit for the relevant program coursework, up to 33 hours, for certifications, non-academic training in the field, and industry training.
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The B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University Central Texas, in conjunction with students' experience, provides skills in law enforcement, social perceptiveness, decision-making and problem-solving, writing, and speaking. Graduates can acquire positions with law enforcement agencies, the police force, and correctional facilities, among other related fields.

The program combines skills learned in the classroom with the field experience many pursuing a criminal justice degree already possess. The degree program is a practical, streamlined way for students to simultaneously advance both their education and their career, or to use their past experiences to enhance a new career field.

Students in the program find a supportive environment that challenges and empowers them to explore their individual interests in the wide realm of study in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice program is led by highly qualified faculty members who have both real-world experience and scholarly experience to enrich your learning.

Eligible students are encouraged to join the Omega Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for criminal justice.  Students may also join the Criminal Justice Association (CJA), which is open to criminal justice and non-criminal justice members who are interested in the field and want to engage in service within the local community and region.

Our diverse inventory of upper-level classes balances the major domains of criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, courts, victims, offenders, and practitioners.

Career Opportunities

  • Federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Parks and wildlife management
  • Community corrections
  • Institutional corrections
  • Homeland security

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain concepts, major criminological theories, empirical findings, and trends in Criminal Justice.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to the practice of Criminal Justice.
  • Describe the structure and functioning of institutions in Criminal Justice.
  • Identify the racial and ethnic issues associated with the practice of Criminal Justice.
  • Writing appropriately for upper-level coursework and criminal justice occupations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Supervision and Management
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Criminal Justice Statistics
  • Methods of Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Justice Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 30 academic, college-level transferable semester hours
  • Must be eligible to return to all previously attended institutions
  • Applicants pursuing an Applied Science or Aviation Science degree may meet this requirement utilizing select workforce education credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of 45 hours, to include all general education courses within the AAS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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