One of the growing interests today is the area of criminal investigations, especially as they are related to the field of crime scene or forensic investigations. The need for proper investigations and use of crime scene forensics is at an all time high.
The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Investigations is intended for those who wish to seek employment with a law enforcement agency upon graduation.
We instill in our students the sharp and instinctive skills needed to become a criminal investigator. More importantly, we incorporate specialized courses in the field of criminal investigations, including basic field work in crime scene processing. Our program’s emphasis is to provide you the basic background skills needed to become a criminal investigator.
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Major Courses 33 Credits CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices CJSA 1308 Criminalistics I CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation CJSA 2323 Criminalistics II CRIJ 1307 Crime in America CJSA 2332 Criminalistics III CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement CJSA 1393 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies General Education Courses 27 Credits Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 33
TJC Core Curriculum: 27
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric 3 HIST 1301 History of the United States I 3 CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3 CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3 Second Semester Credit Hours ENGL 2311 Technical Report Writing 3 SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking 3 CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices 3 CJSA 1308 Criminalistics I (+) 3 CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3 Third Semester Credit Hours GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1332 OR
3 XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Culture Core OR
Creative Arts Core
3 CJSA 2323 Criminalistics II (#) 3 CRIJ 1307 Crime in America (#) 3 Fourth Semester Credit Hours GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 XXXX x3xx Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3 CJSA 2332 Criminalistics III (+) 3 CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (+) 3 CJSA 1393 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies (+) 3 Total Semester Hours 60
Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.
(#) - Indicates course is only taught in fall semester
(+) - Indicates course is only taught in spring semester