A Field of Study (FOS) is a selection of lower-division courses that are guaranteed by state law to transfer as a block and be applied to the appropriate degree program at a Texas public institution of higher education. If a student transfer with an incomplete FOS, then each completed FOS course is guaranteed to transfer and apply to the degree program, although the institution may require additional lower-division courses.
The Criminal Justice FOS applies to the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AA CRIJ) and is transferrable to Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice degrees, including all Criminal Justice Specializations. Students should check with an academic advisor for the transferability of the AA CRIJ core curriculum.
Note: Up to a total of 6 additional semester credit hours of criminal justice related lower-division course work may be transferred by local agreement OR required by the receiving institution, as long as the additional credit does not duplicate any other requirement within the field of study curriculum.
*For additional information on Field of Study, consult the Coordinating Board website at www.thecb.state.tx.us.