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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (A.S.)

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The degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of criminal justice.  The program offers both flexibility for those with prior experience and training while providing a clear path for those who are new to the field of study.  Students must meet with a Criminal Justice advisor prior to enrolling in this program.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Criminal Justice, University Parallel


Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

Students who plan to transfer to the University of Tennessee or Carson-Newman, please see the head of Sociology Department in the Division of Behavioral/Social Sciences.

First Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 ENGL Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 History Elective (3 hrs.)1,2

    1 CRMJ Elective (3 hrs.)

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Criminal Justice

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Approved Humanities General Education electives1 6 credits
Approved Literature General Education elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)

2See note above.

Approved History electives1 6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

2See note below.

Approved Mathematics General Education elective1 3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives8 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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