Jan 19, 2021  
2019-2020 CATALOG 

Criminal Justice, A.A.S. (TNeCampus)

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The Criminal Justice A.A.S. is offered online.

For more information see a Criminal Justice Program Advisor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  

To see the overview of the program go to http://www.tnecampus.org/programs/1225/overview.


Associate of Applied Science - AAS
Major: Criminal Justice - AAS
Chattanooga State Community College
Credit Hours Required: 60

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to address the educational needs of individuals who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of criminal justice.  

The degree program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a collaborative development and delivery model among TBR institutions. In the collaborative model arrangement, TBR institutions share valuable intellectual resources to enrich program offerings. 

As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the TBR system. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes are also from other institutions across the TBR system which further contributes to a unique online learning experience. 

Who Should Apply?

The two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program in Criminal Justice is designed for students who desire to not only work in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole; but, also for students who wish to work in private security, juvenile delinquency and other counseling-related fields. The AAS program is specifically for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. Students who plan to pursue a Bachelor's degree should follow the Tennessee Transfer Pathway in Criminal Justice. 

General Education: 15-16 credit hours
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I - 3 credit hours
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 credit hours
MATH 1010 or higher OR a Natural Science Elective - 3/4 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - 3 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credit hours

Major Core Courses: 15 credit hours
CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1020 - Introduction to Legal Process - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1340 - Criminal Investigation - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2010 - Introduction to Law Enforcement - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2020 - Introduction to Corrections - 3 credit hours

Criminal Justice Electives: 15 credit hours
CRMJ 1311 - Criminal Law - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1330 - Criminal Evidence and Procedures - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1360 - Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2311 - Juvenile Justice - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2312 - Criminology - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2335 - Victimology - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2340 - Investigative Report Writing - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2390 - Probation and Parole - 3 credit hours

Electives - 15 credit hours
CRMJ 1301 - Correctional Counseling - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 1355 - Understanding Terrorism - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2332 - Drug Identification and Effects - 3 credit hours
CRMJ 2359 - Correctional Administration - 3 credit hours
ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I** - 3 credit hours
INFS 1010 - Introduction to Computer Applications** - 3 credit hours
POLS 1020 - Introduction to Political Science** - 3 credit hours
POLS 1030 - American Government** - 3 credit hours
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology** - 3 credit hours
PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology** - 3 credit hours
PSYC 2130 - Life Span Development** - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology** - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1020 - Social Problems** - 3 credit hours
SOCI 2010 - Marriage and Family** - 3 credit hours

**May take as an elective only if the course is not being used to meet a General Education Requirement elective. 

NOTE: See the institution's current year school catalog for additional information on program/degree requirements and academic policies and procedures.





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