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BAAS Criminal Justice

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 120 Hours

The B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice is a transfer pathway for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Overview

The B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice 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.

The B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, 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.


Student Organizations

Membership in the Criminal Justice Association (CJA) 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. Membership can help criminal justice majors gain field knowledge and propel their careers after graduation.

Honor society

Exemplary students can join TAMUCT's Omega Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice honor society).


Areas Of Study

  • Criminology
  • Delinquency
  • Supervision and management
  • Policing
  • Corrections (community and institutional)
  • Homeland security
  • Forensic investigations
  • Race, crime, and justice
  • Research methods
  • Applied ethics

Career Opportunities

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

Program Information

Program Contact

Dr. Lynn Greenwood
Department: Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Room: HH-204d
Phone: 254-519-5753
Email: lgreenwood@tamuct.edu